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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.

Sebastian Smeureanu

Meet Sebastian Smeureanu (’22), IWP Director of Media Development and Production

Sebastian Smeureanu, a member of the class of 2022, has recently joined The Institute of World Politics’ staff as Director of Media Development and Production. He comes to IWP with a unique academic and professional background. Below is his story.   From Performing Arts to National Security   Sebastian was born in communist Romania. Realizing the hardships…

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Maria Calderoni speaks at IAFIE conference in Italy

Maria Calderoni (’22) speaks at IAFIE conference in Italy

Maria Katarina Calderoni, IWP alumna and former president of IWP’s student chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), attended the IAFIE and IAFIE Europe Chapter’s 2022 Joint Conference in Treviso, Italy, in June 2022. The 3-day conference, hosted by Ècole Universitaire Internationale, was themed “Working Wicked Intelligence Challenges” and focused on Emerging Near…

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Scott Cullinane (’12) teaches international relations for The School of the New York Times

Scott Cullinane (’12) is teaching a course in International Relations & Development for The School of The New York Times as a part of a two-week summer program for high school students. The program, which is primarily journalism-focused, attracts high-performing students. Scott is teaching for two sessions of the program, back-to-back in July. This is…

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Gregory Hamilton, IWP student and Intelligence Collection Manager with U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

“IWP will gear you towards a successful career-building relationship with the intelligence community, and the academic rigor from IWP will ensure your success in the IC.” -Gregory Hamilton, IWP M.A. candidate A retired Army intelligence officer who is currently serving as an intelligence collection manager for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Greg Hamilton chose IWP after…

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IWP Student Government Association Officers 2022-2023

2022-2023 Student Government Association Board to take office May 14

This April, IWP students elected officers for the 2022-23 Student Government Association Board. The officers will begin their duties on May 14 and will continue until Commencement in May 2023. President: Sean Honesty Sean was raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago before attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and majoring in Political Science…

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