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.

Meet IWP student Nate Anderson

Hillsdale taught me why the American idea is worth protecting. Here at IWP, we learn that as well, but we also learn how to protect our country. – Nate Anderson, IWP Class of 2014 Nate Anderson grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Hillsdale College, where he majored in political science and history and…

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Meet IWP student Lennea Mueller

IWP student Lennea Mueller grew up in South Dakota, where she studied political science and criminal justice at Northern State University. She worked for Senator Tim Johnson from South Dakota and the State House Majority Leader, but she knew she wanted to move to D.C. and work in national security after she interned at the State…

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Counterterrorism analyst launches career via IWP

It was in the Souk of Damascus, in front of the oldest ice cream shop in the world.  Pictures of Sheik Nasrallah and other Hezbollah propaganda were everywhere.  And future IWP student “David” was enjoying the ice cream, and asking Hezbollah supporters about their views on Bashar al-Assad, and whether they had been in Lebanon during…

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Meet Joe Pauloski, Class of 2013

IWP student Joe Pauloski grew up in Pennsylvania, and never considered a career in international affairs until he took a class on this topic at DeSales University.  He was fascinated by the complex, evolving web of relationships between different countries, peoples, and cultures. 

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Scholar, statesman, and IWP alumnus Steve Baker

“One might think it would be preferable to exercise political persuasion and conduct political action before resorting to killing people to defend our interests but, apparently, this is not within the conceptual framework of the foreign policy establishment.”

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