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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.

Amanda Won at Intelligence Studies Consortium

Amanda Won speaks at Intelligence Studies Consortium

On April 7, 2022, IWP doctoral candidate Amanda Won presented her research topic “North Korean Espionage” at the Intelligence Studies Consortium (ISC) 2nd Annual Student Challenge, which gives top student graduate and doctoral students an opportunity to present their research.  The conference had over 370 registered attendees, split between in-person and virtual attendance. Ms. Won…

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President's Volunteer Service Award

Alumnus Dr. Richard Barnes awarded President’s Volunteer Service Award

MAJ (MD) Richard P. Barnes, Ph.D., a former IWP student, was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) on Saturday, April 9 at the annual Muster of the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) – the state guard that supports the National Guard primarily for disaster relief and recovery – at Camp Fretterd, Maryland. Dr. Barnes received…

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Tim Field and Ethan Field

Service with the Fairfax Police and DoD: A father and son further their careers with an IWP education

Above: Ethan Field (’16) and Tim Field (’21) at Commencement in September 2021. After his service with the U.S. Marine Corps, Ethan Field (’16) attended IWP. He used his IWP experience to transition to a job in government directly after graduation. A few years later, his father Tim Field (’21) followed in Ethan’s footsteps and…

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Statecraft Journal 2021

IWP students launch Statecraft website

IWP students have launched a new website, Statecraft,  which includes IWP’s two student journals, Statecraft and Active Measures, as well as additional content created by IWP students, alumni, and select guest contributors. The latest papers published on this hub include an article entitled “Notes & Thoughts on W. Chambers’ Witness,” by IWP M.A. candidate Sebastian Smeureanu…

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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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