Upcoming Student Events

Student Roundtable: U.S. Counterintelligence with Michelle Van Cleave
Monday, November 23, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
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Alumni Mentoring Session: Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Intel Analyst
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
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2020-2021 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Ceremony begins at 11:00 AM (graduates must arrive no later than 10:00 AM)
Reception begins at approximately 1:00 PM
Location: The Fairmont Hotel (downtown Washington, D.C.)
To request tickets, please contact Katie Bridges at kbridges@iwp.edu.
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Past events

Career Services Orientation
Saturday, August 29, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Please contact ddortch@iwp.edu for more information.

Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Networking
Thursday, September 10, 1:00-2:00 PM
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IWP Student Roundtable with Professor Sano: Careers with the CIA
Monday, September 14, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Professionalism
Thursday, September 17, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Student Government Association Trivia Night
Friday, September 18, 7:00 PM
RSVP on the SGA Facebook page! (See email for more details.)

New Student Coffee Hour with IWP Founder and President Dr. John Lenczowski
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM
To attend, please email lschulenburg@iwp.edu

Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Careers as an Intelligence Analyst or Special Agent
Thursday, September 24, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:30-1:30 PM
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Careers in Counterintelligence
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Careers at the State Department
Friday, October 2, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Virtual Student Roundtable with Professor Emeritus Kenneth deGraffenreid 
Prof. deGraffenreid is the Former Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive and was a driving force behind IWP’s intelligence programs.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
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CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Counterterrorism
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
You have always been concerned about terrorism abroad and at home and now you want to do something about it. What careers are there that focus on terrorism, what job opportunities are out there, who are the agencies and companies who do this kind of work, what should I be focused on in my studies and research, and what experiences do I need to get to be a part of the fight against terrorism? These are questions you have and this seminar will give you the answers and knowledge you need to pursue a Career in Counterterrorism.
Email to ddortch@iwp.edu to receive the registration link.

Comprehensive Exam Information Session
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:30-6:15 PM
with Dr. Joseph Wood
All MA students (incl. ProfMA and ExecMA) are invited to attend, especially those who are graduating this academic year.
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu

New Student Coffee Hour with IWP Founder and President Dr. John Lenczowski
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM
To attend, please email lschulenburg@iwp.edu

CAREER SEMINAR: Getting a Security Clearance / Counterintelligence (CI) Brief
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
For positions in intelligence, national and homeland security, defense, law enforcement, security, and foreign affairs in the Federal government and Military you will need a security clearance. This seminar will go over some possible opportunities to get a security clearance, the entire process of getting a security clearance, and what the background investigation, adjudication, and polygraph (if necessary) will entail. This seminar will also discuss the counterintelligence threat and what you need to know as a future or current professional working in intelligence, national and homeland security, law enforcement, and international affairs.
Email to ddortch@iwp.edu to receive the registration link.

Information Session: IWP-Oxford Study Abroad Program
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00-5:30 PM
Prof. Tsagronis will behosting a meeting on
Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for students interested in learning more about the IWP-Oxford Study Abroad Program. Because of COVID-19, the status for next year’s program (normally mid May-mid June) remains uncertain. However, Prof.Tsagronis would still like to introduce the program to interested students.
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu

Comprehensive Exam Information Session
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:30-6:15 PM
with Prof. John Tsagronis
All MA students (incl. ProfMA and ExecMA) are invited to attend, especially those who are graduating this academic year.
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu

CAREER SEMINARCareers in Political Risk Analysis 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
Political risk is a type of risk faced by investors, corporations, and governments that political decisions, events, or conditions will significantly affect the profitability of a business actor or the policy decision of a government. Political risk can be understood and managed with reasoned foresight, investment, deployment of resources, or key decision making. The political risk faced by businesses can be defined as “the risk of a strategic, financial, or personnel loss because of market or nonmarket factors as macroeconomic and social policies (fiscal, monetary, trade, investment, industrial, income, labor, and developmental), or events related to political instability (terrorism, riots, coups, civil war, and insurrection). For governments, political risk focuses on their ability to execute diplomatic, military, or other initiatives as a result of political risk. Analyzing political risks in emerging and developed economies with a wide range of political institutions/governments is a major part of this work. This career seminar will focus on the work, positions, agencies, organizations, and companies that are doing work in this field.
Email to ddortch@iwp.edu to receive the registration link.

Baltic Storm: NATO and Russia on the Brink
October 10-25, 2020
Have you ever wondered what it’s actually like to work in the intelligence community? Do you have what it takes to make high stakes policy decisions during a crisis? Join us in this two-week simulation to find out!
To register, email jjohnsrud@iwp.edu. Once approved, you will receive an online registration key and further instructions.
This simulation will be held virtually.
Read more about Baltic Storm

CAREER SEMINARCareers in Diplomacy
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
So you want to be a diplomat? The work of diplomacy goes well beyond government officials in formal meeting rooms and negotiating peace agreements, threatening sanctions, or hammering out the terms of a security or trade treaty. Today’s diplomats are male and female, young and old, and from all backgrounds, working in both informal and formal settings. They use personal relationships with officials and citizens of the hosting country to advocate for the interests of their country, and to work together on common causes. This seminar will focus on different careers, agencies, and opportunities in the world of diplomacy and will discuss how to effectively pursue a diplomatic career.
Email to ddortch@iwp.edu to receive the registration link.

Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Technology and National Security
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
5:00-6:00 PM
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Student Roundtable: Day to Day Challenges Working in the Intelligence Community
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM ET
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Trick or Trivia with the Student Government Association
Friday, October 30, 7:00 PM ET
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Virtual Student Tour: NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00-10:30 AM ET
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: CT Careers that are not Intelligence Analysis
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 5:30-6:30 PM
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