Reflections upon graduation

I always had a passion for political science and government-to-government relations, and after getting my Master’s in Finance from ESSCA, a French Business School, I knew I wanted to combine both my skills and knowledge in finance and business with my deep interest for international affairs. 

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Valedictory Remarks, Derrick Shaw, Class of 2012

Dr. Lenczowski, Dean Smith, Ambassador Whittlesey, Dr. Wu, Colonels Eastman and Gunhus, distinguished Chairman and members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty and staff members, friends and family, and colleagues in the IWP Class of 2012.  I am extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to speak here today on behalf of our class.

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Meet IWP student Nate Anderson

Hillsdale taught me why the American idea is worth protecting. Here at IWP, we learn that as well, but we also learn how to protect our country. – Nate Anderson, IWP Class of 2014 Nate Anderson grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Hillsdale College, where he majored in political science and history and…

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Meet IWP student Lennea Mueller

IWP student Lennea Mueller grew up in South Dakota, where she studied political science and criminal justice at Northern State University. She worked for Senator Tim Johnson from South Dakota and the State House Majority Leader, but she knew she wanted to move to D.C. and work in national security after she interned at the State…

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Counterterrorism analyst launches career via IWP

It was in the Souk of Damascus, in front of the oldest ice cream shop in the world.  Pictures of Sheik Nasrallah and other Hezbollah propaganda were everywhere.  And future IWP student “David” was enjoying the ice cream, and asking Hezbollah supporters about their views on Bashar al-Assad, and whether they had been in Lebanon during…

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Meet Joe Pauloski, Class of 2013

IWP student Joe Pauloski grew up in Pennsylvania, and never considered a career in international affairs until he took a class on this topic at DeSales University.  He was fascinated by the complex, evolving web of relationships between different countries, peoples, and cultures. 

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