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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Scholar, statesman, and IWP alumnus Steve Baker

“One might think it would be preferable to exercise political persuasion and conduct political action before resorting to killing people to defend our interests but, apparently, this is not within the conceptual framework of the foreign policy establishment.”

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From Uganda to IWP: Meet Patrick Ddiba

“Although growing up in Uganda had a major influence on my decision to pursue a career in the field of national security, 9/11 drove me finally to the conclusion that the best way to help my country was to contribute to its defense.  The events of that fateful morning were surreal, inexpressible, and incomprehensible. The…

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