The Institute’s student body includes recent graduates of colleges and universities from the United States and around the world and a mix of mid-career professionals from government, the armed forces, industry, and foreign embassies and governments, whose various perspectives enrich the classroom experience.

Meanwhile, IWP alumni are bringing their insights learned at IWP to leadership and management positions in such crucial organizations as the FBI, CIA, DIA, and Secret Service; the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Treasury; the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; Congressional offices, think tanks, academic institutions, and government contracting corporations.

“All of the classes I took at IWP help with my work. I still hear concepts and terms at work that I go home and read about in books I was assigned in my IWP courses.”
Karissa Chadwick
U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analyst
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“[Attending IWP] has been among the best decisions I have made so far.”
Mohammad Shafiq
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Deputy Senior Advisor to the President of Afghanistan
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“One of the great things about IWP is the freedom to engage in civil discourse even when you don’t see eye-to-eye with professors.”
Nathan Ginty
Veteran, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
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“[My classes at IWP] gave me the opportunity to deal with reality and how the international system really works.”
Amb. Federico González
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Paraguay
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“I cannot say enough about IWP. I truly enjoyed my time… I have learned so much more I wish I could have learned when I was younger and in the prime of my career.”
Roger Myers (’19)
Director, Combat Sustainment Systems, Acquisition and Systems Management Directorate, Department of the Army
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“The other schools in the area teach the ways we want the world to be, but IWP teaches the way the world really is.”
Peter Debbins (’15)
Former Army Special Forces, Russia analyst, and cyber instructor
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“The education here provides a foundation for anything that you could possibly want to do in intelligence, national security, or the diplomatic realm.”
Joshua Drusbacky (’19)
Army Officer and Analyst for the U.S. Government
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“IWP really instructs on the dignity of the human person, and if that’s not foundational in your policy, your policy is flawed from the get-go.”
Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach (’15)
Government Relations Expert and Religious Freedom Advocate
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“Even though I had knowledge from working with an actual spy, [my course at IWP] introduced me to the whole realm of academic thinking and experience of the IC with all these different spies.”
Dr. David Charney
Expert on the Mind of the Spy
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“What IWP has really helped me with is to get in the mind of what a policy maker or senior official has to deal with on a day to day basis.”
Moises Benhabib (’15)
Special Assistant to the Executive Secretariat Staff, Office of the Secretary of State
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“IWP has the most qualified professors, most highly motivated students, and the greatest visiting speakers of any grad school.”
Gene Poteat
Former CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer
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“Having an intelligence degree has given me more perspective on the threats that are out there and the mindset of our adversaries.”
Robert
Department of Defense Director of Security Operations
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“When I went back to Estonia, I became the first ever U.S. Desk Officer in the Estonian Foreign Ministry.”
Amb. Eerik Marmei
Former Ambassador of Estonia to the U.S.
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“I cannot estimate how much I have changed since coming to IWP…both in understanding the reality of broad topics, but also in experiencing other countries and people.”
Piotr Trabinski (’18)
Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
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“It is really interesting to see the techniques and the statecraft and the vocab and knowledge that I’m learning in [my IWP] classes and how it is applicable to my current job.”
Emily
Office of Naval Intelligence Analyst
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“Based on my time at Kings Point and in the Marine Corps, in every class, I have learned something that I could relate back to my previous experiences.”
Richard Laszok (’20)
Marine Corps veteran
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“IWP is such a unique learning experience because the administrators and professors are so accessible… IWP as a whole pushed me to the career I have today.”
Kevin Murphy (’16)
Consultant for the U.S. Navy
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“I can honestly say [IWP] almost completely altered the lens with which I view the world… IWP broadened by field of vision drastically.”
Kipp McGuire (’18)
Advance Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Marine Corps veteran
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“Working in anti-money laundering is a fascinating field… I know I am making a difference every time I go into the office.”
Wilson Nash (’16)
Anti-Money Laundering Senior Investigator
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“It has been a wonderful experience learning from such accomplished yet humble people.”
Samantha Moyer
Contractor for the military and intelligence communities
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“The critical thinking and analytic skills within the Institute of World Politics BSAP program will serve me well in the future.”
Major Holly Harris
Fellow, White House Office of Management and Budget
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“Often, the student sitting at the left or right of you is somebody who is already in intelligence or public service.”
Paris Michaels
U.S. Airways Pilot
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“IWP classes weren’t pushing an ideological point of view, but was a measured point of view based on years of experience. It was a very different take than I’d been used to.”
Kristopher Klaich
Founder, Innovato LLC
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“My IWP studies absolutely impact how I approach my profession. Understanding the intelligence life cycle has been an important key to success in all my roles.”
CW Walker
Federal Solutions Manager – Threat Intelligence
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“I can safely say almost every class at IWP has helped me in various ways so far in my career.”
Josh Davis
Intelligence professional, counterterrorism operations
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“I knew attending IWP would be a useful experience, and helpful to my career…but it far exceeded my expectations, and proved to be much more interesting and beneficial than I had imagined.”
Robert Turner
Telecommunications Professional
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“I looked at a lot of schools that had national security and/or intelligence programs… IWP’s faculty with real world experience convinced me to attend.”
Nicholas
Contractor to the State Department
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“I took many intelligence-related courses at IWP… The area knowledge I gained at the Institute has also been very valuable.”
William Stiles
Secret Service Intelligence Analyst
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“I want to make an impact locally and in my state, and help others become state senators, representatives, and governors. I will continue to employ the things I learned at IWP.”
Brendan Steinhauser
Founder of Steinhauser Strategies
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