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.

Statecraft Journal 2021

IWP students release Statecraft journal

IWP’s student journal, Statecraft, has been released. It contains articles on subjects such as Somali piracy, female terrorism in Russia, the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, conflict in Burma, and incels as an emerging domestic terrorist threat. This is the first edition of Statecraft. IWP’s other student journal, Active Measures, was first published in 2012, and there are plans…

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Rumsfeld Fellows 2021-22

Three IWP students receive Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year

Three students from The Institute of World Politics – Wainwright Clarke, Kyle Kessler, and Francisco Pérez – have received prestigious Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. Rumsfeld Fellows are selected based on recommendations by professors at institutions across the country who serve as advisors for the program. The Rumsfeld Fellowship offers recipients financial support…

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Jarrod McDowell at Commencement in 2017

Alumnus Spotlight: Jarrod McDowell (’17), NGA Analytic Editor

Above: Jarrod McDowell (third from right) with other members of the Class of 2017 Please note: The statements made in this article do not reflect the official positions of NGA, DoD, or the U.S. Government. Jarrod McDowell (’17), an analytic editor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), still has recordings of lectures from courses he…

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IWP Class of 2021

Perspectives from the Class of 2021

During what would have been their Commencement week, members of the Class of 2021 reflect on their experiences at IWP. IWP plans to celebrate their achievements with an in-person ceremony this September.  Congratulations to the Class of 2021! “IWP provided me with the necessary skills to understand the threats of the modern day and taught…

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2021-22 SGA

IWP students elect 2021-22 Student Government Association Board

This April, IWP students elected officers for the 2021-22 Student Government Association Board. The officers will begin their duties on May 16 and will continue until Commencement on May 14, 2022. President: Kyle Kessler Kyle was raised in the Bay Area and graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Information Science. Upon graduation, Kyle…

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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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