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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.

IWP students and alumni practice exercising tools of statecraft in the South China Sea

“I felt that the simulation provided me with valuable clarity regarding the obstacles and issues facing nations around the world as they address regional geopolitical challenges.” – IWP Student Elise Settle IWP held a virtual Crisis in the South China Sea game on Saturday, 8 January with 24 students and alumni.  They were organized into…

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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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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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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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Enrico Suardi at Commencement

Dr. Enrico Suardi (’19): Psychiatrist with an interest in national security

Dr. Enrico Suardi (’19) has been interested in international affairs and national security since his days in medical school back home in Italy. A non-traditional IWP student, Enrico is currently serving as the Chief of Psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. By taking night classes at IWP, Enrico has pursued his interest in…

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