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.

Classes of 2020 and 2021 at Commencement

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Institute of World Politics celebrated Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. 54 graduates were in attendance to be recognized for their master’s degrees. Many of the graduates are already putting their degrees to use across the national security, intelligence, and…

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Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitates report on Kosovo’s Sovereignty

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitated a four-month project at the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program for the Western Balkans Working Group and Kosovo Subgroup to produce its recent report, “Consolidating Kosovo’s Sovereignty: Why it Matters, and What Must Be Done.” The report argues that the EU and the United States should redouble efforts to ensure Kosovo’s…

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Tim McCranor

Dr. Timothy McCranor (’12) to join adjunct faculty

Dr. Timothy McCranor, who graduated from IWP with an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs in 2012 and who has been serving as IWP’s Academic Advising and Success Specialist since 2020, will join the adjunct faculty this fall. He will teach IWP’s course on Public Diplomacy and the online course on Ideas and Values…

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Statecraft Journal 2021

IWP students release Statecraft journal

IWP’s student journal, Statecraft, has been released. It contains articles on subjects such as Somali piracy, female terrorism in Russia, the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, conflict in Burma, and incels as an emerging domestic terrorist threat. This is the first edition of Statecraft. IWP’s other student journal, Active Measures, was first published in 2012, and there are plans…

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Rumsfeld Fellows 2021-22

Three IWP students receive Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year

Three students from The Institute of World Politics – Wainwright Clarke, Kyle Kessler, and Francisco Pérez – have received prestigious Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. Rumsfeld Fellows are selected based on recommendations by professors at institutions across the country who serve as advisors for the program. The Rumsfeld Fellowship offers recipients financial support…

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Jarrod McDowell at Commencement in 2017

Alumnus Spotlight: Jarrod McDowell (’17), NGA Analytic Editor

Above: Jarrod McDowell (third from right) with other members of the Class of 2017 Please note: The statements made in this article do not reflect the official positions of NGA, DoD, or the U.S. Government. Jarrod McDowell (’17), an analytic editor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), still has recordings of lectures from courses he…

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