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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.

Two new students receive the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship

Two new students have been awarded the prestigious Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship this year. This scholarship was established at IWP in 2017 thanks to the generosity of Louis DeJoy and Amb. Aldona Woś. Through a $1 million gift, they made possible scholarship funds for IWP students for ten years. The Louis DeJoy and Aldona…

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Book Donation from Dennis Staszak Sept 2020

IWP alumnus and FBI veteran donates nearly 400 books to IWP

Former IWP student Dennis Staszak has generously given nearly 400 books on national security, statecraft, counterintelligence, international security, and the economics of national security to the IWP library. A 33-year veteran of the FBI and former Deputy Unit Chief of the FBI’s Foreign Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Training Unit, Mr. Staszak studied at IWP before the…

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IWP student Arash Yaqin weighs in on how the U.S. election will impact Afghanistan

On October 8th, Arash Yaqin, a Master’s candidate in the Statecraft and National Security Affairs program at IWP, participated in a Stimson Center virtual panel discussion as a part of a South Asian Voices Project. About ArashYaqin Mr. Yaqin is a native Afghan who lived as a refugee in Russia and Europe for two decades.…

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Mark Beall at IWP Commencement

IWP alumnus helps lead international AI partnership between 13 countries

Mark Beall (IWP Class of 2009) is currently serving as head of strategic engagement and policy at the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). JAIC recently brought together a coalition of 13 countries to discuss ethics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the military. JAIC hosted an international virtual forum, calling it the AI…

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Alumnus wins two prestigious awards for counterintelligence work

This month, an IWP alumnus has received two prestigious awards: one for Best Collector in the Department of Defense (DoD), and one for Best Counterintelligence Team in DoD. His IWP education has contributed significantly to this alumnus’ ability to obtain and maximize strategic intelligence. These efforts ranged from disrupting adversarial networks to neutralizing blackmail, and…

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story

IWP Trustee Michael Maibach featured in documentary on the U.S. Electoral College

The Institute of World Politics Trustee and alumnus Michael Maibach was recently featured in the Documentary film Safeguard: An Electoral College Story. Written and directed by M.A. Taylor, Safeguard takes on the growing threat to our Electoral College system with a combination of historical evidence and expert analysis.  Mr. Maibach joins an esteemed cast including,…

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