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.

Two IWP alumni receive the most prestigious FBI award

John Russo (’06) and Tim B. (’12) were recently awarded the “Director’s Award for Excellence” in the category “Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). John and Tim shared the award with a small team from across the United States. This award is the most prestigious FBI award: only one investigation out…

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Christine Balling - Hill Testimony September 2019

IWP alumna testifies at Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing

“Without a doubt, my time at IWP gave me further confidence to speak out in such a forum on behalf of our nation.” – Christine Balling (’16) On September 18th, Christine Balling (’16) gave testimony on Capitol Hill at the invitation of Senator Marco Rubio regarding the current state of affairs with the Venezuelan refugee…

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Student Spotlight: Christiana Reasor, Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill

In this interview, we speak with Master’s degree candidate Christiana Reasor. A graduate of Benedictine College, Christiana currently serves as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Steve Watkins and has recently begun a year-long Public Policy Fellowship with The Fund for American Studies. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background.  I am a…

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Kelly Zug speaks about her Fulbright and IWP experiences at the Wilson Center

On May 29, IWP alumna and Assistant to the Director of Career Services Kelly Zug spoke at an event hosted by the Wilson Center, entitled “The Power of Personal: Women’s Leadership and International Exchange.” Kelly spoke about her experience in Bulgaria teaching English and volunteering at an orphanage through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (E.T.A.)…

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2019-2020 Student Government Association

Meet the 2019-20 Student Government Association Officers

This past spring, IWP students elected officers for the 2019-20 Student Government Association Board. The officers began their duties on May 19, and will continue until Commencement on May 18, 2020. President: Jennifer W. Jennifer was born and raised in Chicago.  She attended Villanova University where she majored in History and Humanities before enrolling at The…

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Two IWP students receive Rumsfeld Fellowship for 2019-20

Two students from The Institute of World Politics, Jordan Cain and Lyndsay Amyot, have been awarded the prestigious Rumsfeld Graduate Fellowship for the 2019-20 school year. Rumsfeld Fellows are selected based on recommendations by professors at institutions across the country who serve as advisors for the program. This fellowship involves financial support for their graduate…

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