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IWP and The Fund for American Studies forge partnership for IR and national security education

Above: Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, IWP Professor of Economics and George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and vice president of academic affairs at TFAS, giving a lecture at IWP’s 2021 Chancellor’s Council Meeting.

This fall, IWP and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) signed an agreement to further their partnership in international relations and national security education.

TFAS is a nonprofit organization that teaches the principles of limited government, free-market economics, and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world. One of its signature programs is an eight-week academic internship experience offered to undergraduates during the summer.

Through IWP’s partnership with TFAS, alumni of the TFAS program have the opportunity to receive early assurance of admission to IWP’s M.A. programs, along with guaranteed scholarships. These benefits are retroactive for past TFAS alumni. IWP will also grant priority consideration in its undergraduate internship program to TFAS program participants and alumni.

The details of this partnership allow up to ten TFAS alumni to receive a $2,200 scholarship per semester for students in IWP’s in-person M.A. programs. In addition, up to ten TFAS alumni will receive a tuition reduction from $650 to $500 per credit hour if enrolled in IWP’s online degree programs.

This partnership a natural next step, as IWP has welcomed multiple TFAS students and alumni into its internship program and graduate programs. Daniel Haig (’21) learned about IWP through the TFAS summer program, and he has since graduated from IWP’s Master’s degree program. Of his internship, he commented, “IWP is hands-down the best experience I could have asked for when coming to D.C.”

Another TFAS and IWP alumna, Abby K., said: “I will be forever grateful for my time at TFAS, not only because of the lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences but also because TFAS introduced me to IWP. While TFAS helps you build the foundational skills, knowledge, and experience needed to achieve academic and professional success, choosing to transition from TFAS to IWP ensures you further advance into a professional capable of succeeding at the highest levels and reaching all of your future career objectives.”

IWP and TFAS connections include IWP Professor of Economics Dr. Anne Bradley, who serves as the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and vice president of academic affairs at TFAS. A former economic analyst at the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis, she teaches the foundational course Economics for Foreign Policy Makers at IWP.

Colin Parks, IWP Class of 2009 and Director of International Studies at TFAS, played a key role in organizing the IWP-TFAS partnership. He commented, “We’re excited to partner with IWP to offer TFAS alumni this unique educational opportunity. With such a strong affinity between our respective missions, we’re grateful that IWP exists to afford our alumni a graduate education rooted in the ideas and values of a free and prosperous society.”

Amb. Aldona Woś, President of IWP, said: “The Institute of World Politics has long welcomed TFAS students and alumni into our graduate degree programs and internships. This official partnership is a symbol of our shared mission: to educate leaders who will serve honorably, holding close to them the understanding of liberty, personal responsibility, and the ethical conduct of statecraft.”

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