On April 7, 2022, IWP doctoral candidate Amanda Won presented her research topic “North Korean Espionage” at the Intelligence Studies Consortium (ISC) 2nd Annual Student Challenge, which gives top student graduate and doctoral students an opportunity to present their research. The conference had over 370 registered attendees, split between in-person and virtual attendance.
Ms. Won presented as part of the Great Power Competition panel, with Dr. Michael Ard (Johns Hopkins) as panel moderator. Her detailed and illustrated presentation drew a lot of attention and follow-up questions from attendees. IWP Professors John Sano and Aaron Danis attended in a show of support for Ms. Won. IWP graduate student Emmanuel Thomann was also selected to present his topic, “Strategic Intel In Strategic Competition,” but was unable to due to a previous commitment.
The ISC currently consists of 10 schools that have intelligence programs and a presence in the Washington, DC, area. They are National Intelligence University (the consortium coordinator), The Institute of World Politics, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, James Madison University, George Mason University, Marymount University, Texas A&M University, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech.