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.

Class of 2020

Perspectives from the Class of 2020

As they prepare to receive their degrees on May 16 and to celebrate their graduation on September 12, members of the Class of 2020 reflect on their experiences at IWP. “IWP provides students with lifelong learning. Over my career my job will change, but the ability to look at a scenario from a holistic perspective…

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Nathan Bader

Nathan Bader receives Rumsfeld Fellowship for 2020-21

IWP student Nathan Bader has been awarded the prestigious Rumsfeld Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-21 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 graduate studies at IWP, as well as participation in a network…

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Students elect Student Government Association officers for 2020-21

This spring, IWP held Student Government Association (SGA) elections online, and the officers for the 2020-21 school year were announced on April 27. The new officers will begin their duties on May 16. Nathaniel Bader, President Nathan grew up in the Great Plains of the Upper Midwest. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South…

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The Arts of Statecraft in Action: LTC John Rose, USA, IWP Class of 2009

In this interview, we speak with LTC John Rose, USA, who transitioned his U.S. Army career field to Strategic Intelligence based on his IWP experience. He has been awarded a fully-funded Ph.D. scholarship and faculty position under the National Intelligence University’s Professor of Strategic Intelligence Program. He is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in Old…

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Alumnus Spotlight: Schuyler Merritt, Project Manager at GDIT

“I wanted to do something that gives back to this country and supports national security efforts… I get enjoyment out of knowing that I am supporting something greater than myself.” -Schuyler Merritt (’15) In this interview, we speak with Schuyler Merritt (’15), Project Manager at General Dynamics Information Technology, former IWP Student Government Association President,…

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Amanda Won publishes article on North Korean espionage in AFIO’s Intelligencer

IWP Doctoral candidate Amanda Won has recently written an article entitled “The Theory and Practice of North Korean Espionage,” which was published in the Winter/Spring 2020 edition of The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. She originally wrote this paper for her course on counterintelligence with Dr. David Thomas. The Intelligencer is published by the…

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IWP alumnus spearheads Naval Intelligence Vision and Guidance document

An IWP alumnus led the development and coordination of the 2019 Naval Intelligence Vision and Guidance document on behalf of Naval Intelligence Leadership. This document is a broad overview of the key goals and priorities of Naval Intelligence in the current and ever-changing environment. This document was finalized in 2019 and recently released to the public.…

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