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.

Susanna Rice, Veronika Prochko, Philip Rice

Supporters establish two new Great Statesman Scholarships at IWP

Two new Great Statesman Scholarships have been established at IWP: Susanna and Philip Rice have established the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship, and Patty Sue Mozart has established the President Ronald Reagan Scholarship. The Great Statesman Scholarship program allows donors to name a scholarship for the statesman of their choice in consultation with IWP leadership, all while…

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Tom Farmer

Thomas Farmer (’08) speaks at Congressional hearing on cybersecurity

On November 4th, 2021, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held the first hearing of a two-part series on “The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation’s Infrastructure.” IWP alumnus Thomas L. Farmer appeared as a witness, testifying on behalf of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) where he serves as the…

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Motoskate Foundation

Nicholas Hanlon (’12) launches nonprofit to help Eastern Congo community

Nicholas Hanlon (’12) has launched the Motoskate Foundation to support business development, education, and health resources in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He commented: “After a decade of skill-sharing trips to Uvira, D.R.C. each summer, our local partners invested in their own motorcycle taxi. They have built the muscles to run…

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ISIS Crisis 2021

IWP students and interns participate in ISIS Crisis simulation

Above: IWP 683 Students and interns conduct an after-action review at the conclusion of ISIS Crisis. “The problem with violent non-state actors in the Middle East is that they have their own primary goals that they wish to fulfill. So, when those violent non-state actors try to form an alliance with nations such as the…

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Amanda Won co-authors article on North Korea in AFIO’s “Intelligencer”

Amanda (Jihyun) Won, a doctoral candidate at The Institute of World Politics, has been published in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ Intelligencer. The article, entitled “North Korean Control Systems – Insights from an NKIS Intelligence Officer/Defector,” is co-authored by Dr. Kim Dong-sik, a North Korean defector formerly from the North Korean Intelligence Service. The…

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IWP Students at Nationals Game

IWP students and alumni attend Nationals game

On October 1, a group of IWP students and alumni gathered at Nationals Park to cheer on the Washington Nationals (and Boston Red Sox) in one of the last games of the season. It was a beautiful evening in the nation’s capital. Also in attendance were IWP President Dr. James Anderson and his family and…

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