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IWP partners with Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy

Duke University, Photo by Ilyse Whitney

IWP and Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS), an interdisciplinary initiative across Duke University that aims to “prepare the next generation of strategists by studying past generations and interacting with current strategic leaders,” recently signed a partnership agreement focused on educating the next generation of leaders in national security and international affairs.

As a part of the partnership, IWP will guarantee Duke University students spaces in its internship program and will provide Duke graduates scholarships of $2,200 per semester when enrolled at least part-time in an IWP M.A. or Certificate program. This award will be in addition to any merit-based scholarships already available to general applicants. Meanwhile, AGS will advertise these opportunities to its students and create awareness across Duke’s campus of IWP’s internship and graduate programs.

The partnership will also involve a faculty lecture exchange that will allow IWP and Duke University to share scholarship on current national security and international affairs challenges, as well as enduring ideas regarding grand strategy. As part of the partnership agreement, IWP will also host Duke University students for campus visits.

Dr. Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science at Duke, had this to say: “The mission of AGS dovetails nicely with that of IWP – we both want to help shape the next generation of strategists who will shape American’s role in the world going forward. We think that our students will want to take advantage of IWP’s expertise in this area to better prepare themselves for careers in this field.”

IWP trustee Ambassador Aldona Woś of the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Woś Family Foundation commented: “We are proud to be associated with and support both AGS and IWP. We believe this new partnership will be beneficial to both organizations in preparing young people for their future influence on our American society.”