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.

Sean Honesty (’23) awarded the inaugural IWP Alumni Scholarship

In fall 2020, a group of alumni came together to establish the first IWP Alumni Scholarship. In a matter of weeks, the alumni exceeded the initial goal of $5,000, and they ultimately raised $12,141.66 for the scholarship. The first recipient of this scholarship will be Sean Honesty, who will join the Master of Arts in…

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General Raymond Odierno, LTC Gavin Rice, Dr. John Lenczowski

Lieutenant Colonel Howard (Gavin) Rice (’14): U.S. Army Strategist

Above: Gavin Rice at IWP Commencement in 2013. He is pictured with General Raymond Odierno, who is now retired from the U.S. Army and serves on the IWP Board of Trustees, and Dr. John Lenczowski, founder and President of IWP.  “IWP helped me understand that execution without a strategy, direction without a clear vision, and…

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Shining Path Wargame

IWP students play in Peru counterterrorism wargame

“As a Sendero Luminoso player, I felt that any move I made had a cost. Either I lost combatants, or I gained territorial control over the Peruvian government. Overall, I feel like strategy is key to terrorism operations, and any move you make is either your salvation or your defeat.” – Frederic Taly, insurgent player…

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How to Start at Private Investigation Business

IWP student writes book on “How to Start a Private Investigation Business”

IWP student Edward Panico recently wrote a book entitled How to Start a Private Investigation Business: A Proven Blueprint for Success, which was released in January. Edward is the founder of Lynx Security Group, a private investigation, security consulting, and training company, and he has worked both domestically and abroad in intelligence, investigations, and security…

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White House

Research by IWP alumna contributes to U.S. trade policy

“Anna” (’15)* and her team at a government contractor conducted critical research for a project that became the basis for the creation of trade policy at the highest levels of policymaking. Over the course of this research during the summer of 2020, Anna became the point person for this project on her team of four…

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Lawrence Buckley

Lawrence Buckley (’07) appointed Director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group

Lawrence Buckley (’07), who has been serving in the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, most recently as a senior director on the staff of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), has recently been appointed Director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). According to its website, “The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) is a three-agency entity—FBI,…

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IWP alumnus and professor speak at event on the South Caucasus

On February 2, 2021, U.S Army Cultural and Area Studies Office Command and General Staff College presented an event named “Geopolitics and Great Power Competition in the South Caucasus.” It was hosted virtually at the Lewis and Clark Center in Fort Leavenworth Kansas.  This event was organized and mediated by former IWP student Dr. Mahir…

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