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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 Class of 2021

Perspectives from the Class of 2021

During what would have been their Commencement week, members of the Class of 2021 reflect on their experiences at IWP. IWP plans to celebrate their achievements with an in-person ceremony this September.  Congratulations to the Class of 2021! “IWP provided me with the necessary skills to understand the threats of the modern day and taught…

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How to Start at Private Investigation Business

IWP student writes book on “How to Start a Private Investigation Business”

IWP student Edward Panico recently wrote a book entitled How to Start a Private Investigation Business: A Proven Blueprint for Success, which was released in January. Edward is the founder of Lynx Security Group, a private investigation, security consulting, and training company, and he has worked both domestically and abroad in intelligence, investigations, and security…

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Dr. David Charney

DIA podcast features discussion of the psychology of the insider spy with IWP alumnus Dr. David Charney

On February 26, 2021, The Defense Intelligence Agency released a podcast titled “Hiding in Plain Sight.” This episode focused on the career of former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) senior analyst and Cuban spy Ana Montes. David Charney, M.D., an IWP alumnus and psychiatrist specializing in the mind of the insider spy, was interviewed on this…

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Courtney Kelley

Courtney Kelley (’20): Future diplomat and international affairs professional

When Courtney Kelley came to IWP, she already had an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Law from the American University of Paris and had completed an internship with the State Department. She was in the midst of her second internship with the State Department, where she was examining Chinese economic policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Courtney…

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IWP alumnus Scott Cullinane discusses U.S. policy towards the South Caucasus under Biden

On February 16, 2021, IWP alumnus Scott Cullinane spoke as a panelist in a virtual forum by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI). The event centered on projected U.S. approaches and policies to the South Caucasus given the recent transition of power to the Biden Administration. Scott Cullinane is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Europe Alliance…

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Lawrence Buckley

Lawrence Buckley (’07) appointed Director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group

Lawrence Buckley (’07), who has been serving in the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, most recently as a senior director on the staff of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), has recently been appointed Director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). According to its website, “The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) is a three-agency entity—FBI,…

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