This spring, IWP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The agreement, the second of its kind at IWP, creates an early assurance program for qualified UNC students from any major, as well as financial benefits for students who are accepted. UNC and IWP are also planning a lecture exchange.
"IWP was drawn to UNC by the strong education it offers, especially within the Peace, War, and Defense program headed by Professor Wayne Lee," commented Danielle Shover, who worked with UNC to put together this partnership.
The agreement also offers undergraduate students at UNC an opportunity to make annual visits to IWP to tour the campus and learn more about its graduate programs. This October, a group from UNC's Peace, War, and Defense Studies (PWAD) program will visit IWP to tour the campus and learn more about the Institute's M.A. and Graduate Certificate programs.
Above: UNC student Ana Delgado interned at IWP this past summer.
IWP is pleased to have already welcomed several UNC students to campus. This summer, UNC PWAD student Ana Delgado participated in the internship program. Of her experience, she commented: "Alongside dedicated scholars, I have tackled crucial questions regarding terrorism, international law, human rights, and American principles... I am confident that the lessons I have learned here will have a huge impact on my future."
Above: UNC graduate Philip Otto is now an M.A. candidate at IWP.
This fall, IWP welcomed Philip Otto as a candidate for the M.A. in Statecraft and National Security. Philip was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. After graduating high school, he attended the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA for a year. He then transferred to UNC Chapel Hill, where he spent his sophomore through senior years and graduated with a degree in Peace, War, and Defense and a minor in French.
He commented: "My first few weeks here at IWP have been fantastic. The IWP community has been nothing but kind and welcoming to me while I learn to navigate the daily life of an IWP student in a new city and new school environment. In interacting with my fellow students, my professors, and the Career Services Department, I can tell that everyone is sincerely committed each other's success, and that is a community I am proud and excited to be a part of."