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Student Leadership

“We establish this Association for the purpose of representing and defending the rights and interests of the students at The Institute of World Politics, providing a forum for student views and interests, promoting higher standards of learning and academic freedom, providing services and organizing events for the benefit of the students, and helping promote understanding and recognition of the responsibilities of students to the Institute. The Institute of World Politics Student Government Association will act as a liaison between the student body and The Institute of World Politics’ administration, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees.”
– SGA Constitution

Your Student Government Association is here to be a tool for you to improve your time here at IWP. We are dedicated individuals who are here to serve you. If you have comments, concerns, and/or questions about your IWP experience, please feel free to bring it to one of your SGA representatives and we will gladly do everything in our power to help you. We look forward to helping you thrive here at IWP and want your experience here to be one you will relish.

Contact us at sga@iwp.edu.

2024-25 Officers

Kelsey Jackman
President:

Kelsey Jackman

Kelsey Amelia Jackman’s interest in foreign policy and diplomacy began early, although evolved during her time at American University in the School of International Service. While at American University, she focused on national security and intelligence studies, giving her a greater understanding and appreciation for the field. During her undergraduate career, she worked both domestically and abroad in the public and private sectors. Kelsey graduated early and with honors with a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University as a part of the Global Scholars Program. She began as an M.A. candidate at The Institute of World Politics in the Spring of 2024 in the National Security and Statecraft program. Kelsey feels privileged to have been chosen by her classmates to serve as their Student Government President and is dedicated to working as their advocate and friend.

Vice President:

Jelvin Thomas

Jelvin Thomas is a second-year candidate for the Masters in Statecraft and National Security Affairs program at The Institute of World Politics. He graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Policy Studies with minors in Global Security and Arabic. At MSU, Jelvin helped founded the Model United Nations club and served the student body as a legislator in the Student Government Association. He is originally from Livingston, New Jersey.

Jelvin Thomas
Scott Young
Director of Finance:

Scott Young

Scott Young hails from North Carolina and is studying statecraft, international affairs, economics, and eventually German language. Through international travel, careers, and undergraduate German language studies, Scott became fascinated with how the international arena affects the United States and vice versa. Following his business and German studies at The Citadel, University of Economics and Business of Vienna, Göethe Institute, and the Carl Duisberg, Scott was commissioned in the Navy and served overseas on a Destroyer where he began developing his skillset for crafting solutions to unique problems. That skillset later evolved in the private sector where he developed personal and professional tools for managing finance, networking contacts, medical equipment, cost/benefit analysis, faulty produce credits, a complex training platform with automation, and a quick search / categorical breakdown of IWP’s ~400 identification terms. Scott is interested in a career that allows him to build and maintain relationships, allowing him to leverage others’ expertise to solve problems.

Director of Communications:

Luke Hellmuth

Luke Hellmuth is a graduate of the University of Wyoming where he earned degrees in Criminal Justice, International Studies, and Psychology. He is currently a second-year master’s candidate at IWP in the Statecraft and National Security Affairs program. In addition to his role as Director of Communications for SGA, he is a member of the IWP International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Alpha chapter and is a Georgetown Army ROTC Cadet.

Luke Hellmuth
Anders Jensen
Director of Events:

Anders Jensen

Anders Jensen is an M.A. student studying Statecraft and International Affairs who just completed his first year at IWP. Anders already has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University where he graduated with a double major in both Political Science and German Studies. Anders has an interest in how sociocultural and political institutions interact to create political outcomes and is looking to apply this knowledge in his career as an analyst. Anders speaks fluent German and has previously worked as a research intern at JBL Consulting in Vienna, Austria, and has experience in international studies research and as a teaching assistant.