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.

IWP Alexander Hamilton Society

IWP introduces new student-led chapter of The Alexander Hamilton Society

On Wednesday, March 9, IWP hosted its first official meeting of our new student-led chapter of The Alexander Hamilton Society. The non-partisan, not-for-profit, national organization seeks to identify, educate, and launch young men and women into foreign policy and national security careers imbued with the Hamiltonian perspective of strong and principled American leadership in global…

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Amanda Won

Amanda Won to present at NIU’s 2022 Intelligence Studies Consortium

IWP doctoral candidate Amanda Won has been selected to present her doctoral thesis on North Korean espionage for a panel on Great Power Competition at National Intelligence University’s 2022 Intelligence Studies Consortium. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Michael Ard, a former CIA analyst and manager who teaches at Johns Hopkins. This event will…

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Kerri Gray

Kerri Gray (’21) joins FDD National Security Fellows program

Kerri Gray (’21) has joined the 2022 class of National Security Fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). This program is highly competitive and selects its class from “bipartisan, mid-career, national-security practitioners with a wide range of experience in government, the military, communications, and the private sector.” The program runs for 12 months…

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DC Sunrise

Defense contractor opens additional positions just for IWP candidates

In December, an IWP alum sent over a job posting at a prominent defense contractor for a position involving process improvement, program management, and data analytics. The alum encouraged IWP students to apply. 15 students applied for the position, and the IWP candidates were, according to our alum, “dramatically more impressive than the other candidates…

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Gillian Hand

IWP student Gillian Hand receives scholarships from NMIF and AFIO

Gillian Hand, a current IWP student, has been awarded the National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Merit Scholarship, as well as a scholarship from the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). Gillian first started at IWP in 2020 as an intern, where she researched the threat of ISIS and its continuing operations. Since then, she has…

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Dr. Nathan Hodge

Nathan Hodge becomes first graduate of IWP’s doctoral program

On December 31, 2021, IWP conferred its first Doctorate of Statecraft and National Security Affairs on Nathan E. Hodge. IWP launched the Doctor of Statecraft and National Security (DSNS) program in January 2018, largely in response to interest from the alumni community. Geared towards national security professionals, this degree avoids extreme specialization in favor of…

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RIP LTC Derrick Shaw U.S. Army (Ret.) (’12)

IWP mourns the loss of LTC Derrick Shaw U.S. Army (Ret.), Valedictorian of the Class of 2012, who passed away in December. Derrick retired from the U.S. Army in 2020 after serving with the U.S. Army Band for many years, including most recently as Deputy Commander of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington,…

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IWP group at the Spy Museum

“Spy-WPers” compete in scavenger hunt at the International Spy Museum

O n Friday, November 5, 2021, the IWP Student Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) organized a visit to Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum. Students, interns, and Faculty Advisor Professor Aaron Danis competed in a scavenger hunt to test their knowledge of espionage and intelligence gathering techniques. Needless to say, chapter members…

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IWP alumna contributes to INSA report

IWP alumna Patricia Schouker (’17) recently contributed to a report by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. The report, titled “Designating Space Systems as new U.S. Critical Infrastructure Sector” calls for the designation of U.S. space systems as critical infrastructure. The report highlights the reliance of the intelligence community and greater U.S. government on space-based…

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