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.

ISIS Crisis 2021

IWP students and interns participate in ISIS Crisis simulation

Above: IWP 683 Students and interns conduct an after-action review at the conclusion of ISIS Crisis. “The problem with violent non-state actors in the Middle East is that they have their own primary goals that they wish to fulfill. So, when those violent non-state actors try to form an alliance with nations such as the…

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Amanda Won co-authors article on North Korea in AFIO’s “Intelligencer”

Amanda (Jihyun) Won, a doctoral candidate at The Institute of World Politics, has been published in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ Intelligencer. The article, entitled “North Korean Control Systems – Insights from an NKIS Intelligence Officer/Defector,” is co-authored by Dr. Kim Dong-sik, a North Korean defector formerly from the North Korean Intelligence Service. The…

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IWP Students at Nationals Game

IWP students and alumni attend Nationals game

On October 1, a group of IWP students and alumni gathered at Nationals Park to cheer on the Washington Nationals (and Boston Red Sox) in one of the last games of the season. It was a beautiful evening in the nation’s capital. Also in attendance were IWP President Dr. James Anderson and his family and…

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IWP Graduate

Alumnus Spotlight: Service in Military Intelligence

Above: “Daniel” before his Commencement Ceremony on September 11, 2021. “I believe that service is an important part of being a citizen. If I was capable of serving, I almost felt obligated.” -“Daniel,” Class of 2020 “Daniel,”* a member of the Class of 2020, worked with IWP Career Services to achieve his goal of working…

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2021 Valedictory Remarks by Wade H. Atkinson, Jr.

Wade H. Atkinson, Jr., Valedictorian of the Class of 2021, gave these remarks at Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel on September 11, 2021.  Good morning Mr. Allen, Chairman John Lovewell, Vice Chairman Aldona Woś, Chancellor Lenczowski, President Anderson, Dean Marlo, Dr. Bradley, Class of 2020 and 2021, graduates,…

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