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.

Alex Bergler

Alex Bergler (’21): Bringing the arts of statecraft to local police work

IWP student Alex Bergler has discovered that the arts of statecraft can be applied in local police work as well as in national security affairs. Alex and his team use skills such as diplomacy, intelligence, counterintelligence, cyber strategy, and hard power frequently while serving with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). In the evenings, he…

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SVA 9.11 Pentagon Memorial

Student Veterans Association concludes successful school year at IWP

IWP alumnus Rich finished his term as IWP’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) President before graduating on May 16th, 2020. SVA has been an integral part of IWP’s student life since 2015, and the group grew under Rich’s leadership. SVA is a nationwide group that facilitates networking and charity events for veterans and those around them.…

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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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