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.

Mark Beall at IWP Commencement

IWP alumnus helps lead international AI partnership between 13 countries

Mark Beall (IWP Class of 2009) is currently serving as head of strategic engagement and policy at the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). JAIC recently brought together a coalition of 13 countries to discuss ethics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the military. JAIC hosted an international virtual forum, calling it the AI…

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IWP alumnus hosts webinar on Kosovo-Serbia meeting

Ryan Scherba (IWP Class of 2019) of Balkan Insider hosted a webinar with Serbia’s Chief Negotiator for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Mr. Marko Djuric. Mr. Djuric gave an inside perspective on some of the signed documents and discussions from Washington, D.C. that took place in early September. Mr. Djuric discussed the fact that Serbian President Aleksandar…

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Alumnus wins two prestigious awards for counterintelligence work

This month, an IWP alumnus has received two prestigious awards: one for Best Collector in the Department of Defense (DoD), and one for Best Counterintelligence Team in DoD. His IWP education has contributed significantly to this alumnus’ ability to obtain and maximize strategic intelligence. These efforts ranged from disrupting adversarial networks to neutralizing blackmail, and…

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Orientation August 2020

IWP begins fall semester with largest new doctoral class

Above: Students at IWP’s virtual orientation in August.  This semester, The Institute of World Politics welcomed a class of 121 students, including 37 new students and 84 returning students. This class exceeded the predicted enrollment for the fall. This fall class also includes 7 new doctoral candidates in the Doctor of Statecraft and National Security…

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IWP group attends DIA hiring event, receives job offers

Six IWP students, alumni, and interns applied to a recent hiring event with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) this past March, and, as of this August, all six received offers of employment to become DIA Intelligence Analysts or to work in mission management. IWP Career Services played a significant role in assisting the IWP group.…

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Ryan Scherba (’19) interviews DAS Matthew Palmer

IWP alumnus Ryan Scherba, editor of Balkan Insider, recently interviewed Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. The webinar garnered much attention in the Balkan region and was shared by over 25 news outlets. The discussion covered the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, coalition-building post-election in North Macedonia, misinformation and disinformation in Montenegro,…

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Katie Crombe with GEN Joseph Votel

Alumna Spotlight: LTC Katie Crombe, U.S. Army (IWP ’12)

“I kept all of my notes and I have them in my desk right now; I’ve carried them around the world with me… My experience learning at IWP has molded me into the leader I have become.” LTC Catherine “Katie” Crombe, USA, has brought her notes from her IWP classes with her as she served…

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