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IWP students often go on to become leaders in the national security, intelligence, and international affairs communities. This section highlights and celebrates their achievements and shares other relevant news.

Ryan Scherba (’19) interviews DAS Matthew Palmer

IWP alumnus Ryan Scherba, editor of Balkan Insider, recently interviewed Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. The webinar garnered much attention in the Balkan region and was shared by over 25 news outlets. The discussion covered the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, coalition-building post-election in North Macedonia, misinformation and disinformation in Montenegro,…

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Alex Bergler

Alex Bergler (’21): Bringing the arts of statecraft to local police work

IWP student Alex Bergler has discovered that the arts of statecraft can be applied in local police work as well as in national security affairs. Alex and his team use skills such as diplomacy, intelligence, counterintelligence, cyber strategy, and hard power frequently while serving with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). In the evenings, he…

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Student Veterans Association concludes successful school year at IWP

IWP alumnus Rich finished his term as IWP’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) President before graduating on May 16th, 2020. SVA has been an integral part of IWP’s student life since 2015, and the group grew under Rich’s leadership. SVA is a nationwide group that facilitates networking and charity events for veterans and those around them.…

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James Noone

Bringing IWP lessons to the IC: Jim Noone, former Senior Executive at DIA

Jim Noone retired this past spring after serving for about 40 years in the federal government – eight with the Navy, and about 33 with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In the mid-1990s, he took several classes at IWP which influenced the way he analyzed intelligence and propelled him towards the DIA’s Senior Executive Service.…

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Alumnus Dr. David Charney interviewed by Full Measure on “The Mind of a Spy”

On Sunday, April 26th, 2020, IWP alumnus Dr. David L. Charney, MD was interviewed by Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson about “insider spies,” a term which refers to a member of the intelligence community who has begun to sell or give away secrets to hostile foreign powers, and how he believes he can minimize the…

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