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.


Amanda Won co-authors article on North Korea in AFIO’s “Intelligencer”

Amanda (Jihyun) Won, a doctoral candidate at The Institute of World Politics, has been published in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ Intelligencer. The article, entitled “North Korean Control Systems – Insights from an NKIS Intelligence Officer/Defector,” is co-authored by Dr. Kim Dong-sik, a North Korean defector formerly from the North Korean Intelligence Service. The…

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IWP Students at Nationals Game

IWP students and alumni attend Nationals game

On October 1, a group of IWP students and alumni gathered at Nationals Park to cheer on the Washington Nationals (and Boston Red Sox) in one of the last games of the season. It was a beautiful evening in the nation’s capital. Also in attendance were IWP President Dr. James Anderson and his family and…

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IWP Graduate

Alumnus Spotlight: Service in Military Intelligence

Above: “Daniel” before his Commencement Ceremony on September 11, 2021. “I believe that service is an important part of being a citizen. If I was capable of serving, I almost felt obligated.” -“Daniel,” Class of 2020 “Daniel,”* a member of the Class of 2020, worked with IWP Career Services to achieve his goal of working…

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2021 Valedictory Remarks by Wade H. Atkinson, Jr.

Wade H. Atkinson, Jr., Valedictorian of the Class of 2021, gave these remarks at Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel on September 11, 2021.  Good morning Mr. Allen, Chairman John Lovewell, Vice Chairman Aldona Woś, Chancellor Lenczowski, President Anderson, Dean Marlo, Dr. Bradley, Class of 2020 and 2021, graduates,…

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Classes of 2020 and 2021 at Commencement

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Institute of World Politics celebrated Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. 54 graduates were in attendance to be recognized for their master’s degrees. Many of the graduates are already putting their degrees to use across the national security, intelligence, and…

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Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitates report on Kosovo’s Sovereignty

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitated a four-month project at the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program for the Western Balkans Working Group and Kosovo Subgroup to produce its recent report, “Consolidating Kosovo’s Sovereignty: Why it Matters, and What Must Be Done.” The report argues that the EU and the United States should redouble efforts to ensure Kosovo’s…

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Tim McCranor

Dr. Timothy McCranor (’12) to join adjunct faculty

Dr. Timothy McCranor, who graduated from IWP with an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs in 2012 and who has been serving as IWP’s Academic Advising and Success Specialist since 2020, will join the adjunct faculty this fall. He will teach IWP’s course on Public Diplomacy and the online course on Ideas and Values…

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