Student & Alumnus Profiles

  • Karissa Chadwick

    U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analyst

    "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."

  • Mohammad Shafiq

    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Deputy Senior Advisor to the President of Afghanistan

    "[Attending IWP] has been among the best decisions I have made so far."

  • Nathan Ginty

    Veteran, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Presidential Management Fellow

    "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."

  • Amb. Federico González

    Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Paraguay

    "[My classes at IWP] gave me the opportunity to deal with reality and how the international system really works."

  • Peter Debbins

    Former Army Special Forces, Russia analyst, and cyber instructor

    "The other schools in the area teach the ways we want the world to be, but IWP teaches the way the world really is."

  • Robert

    Department of Defense Director of Security Operations

    "Having an intelligence degree has given me more perspective on the threats that are out there and the mindset of our adversaries."

  • Amb. Eerik Marmei

    Ambassador of Estonia to the US

    "When I went back to Estonia, I became the first ever U.S. Desk Officer in the Estonian Foreign Ministry."

  • Samantha Moyer

    Contractor for the military and intelligence communities

    "It has been a wonderful experience learning from such accomplished yet humble people."

  • Anonymous

    Nationally recognized Middle East consultant

    "Every course I took at IWP has had a great deal of influence on my outlook and analysis of events."

  • Major Holly Harris

    Fellow, White House Office of Management and Budget

    "The critical thinking and analytic skills within the Institute of World Politics BSAP program will serve me well in the future."

  • Paris Michaels

    U.S. Airways Pilot

    "Often, the student sitting at the left or right of you is somebody who is already in intelligence or public service."

  • Kristopher Klaich

    Founder, Innovato LLC

    "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."

  • CW Walker

    Federal Solutions Manager - Threat Intelligence

    "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."

  • Josh Davis

    Intelligence professional, counterterrorism operations

    "I can safely say almost every class at IWP has helped me in various ways so far in my career."

  • Robert Turner

    Telecommunications Professional

    "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."

  • Nicholas

    Contractor to the State Department

    "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."

  • William Stiles

    Secret Service Intelligence Analyst

    “I took many intelligence-related courses at IWP... The area knowledge I gained at the Institute has also been very valuable."

  • Brendan Steinhauser

    Founder of Steinhauser Strategies

    "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."