William & Mary is one of just two universities piloting a new program for the U.S. State Department that will help policy makers address pressing world issues.
William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will donate his personal papers to his undergraduate alma mater, the university announced today.
Harvard Professor presents: "Follies and #@!%-Ups: Why US Foreign Policy Keeps Failing." When the Cold War ended, the United States was in a remarkable position of primacy and on good terms with most of the world's major powers. Yet its foreign policy record since then is mostly one of disappointments and sometimes costly failures. These difficulties are partly due to America's structural position in the international system, but they also reflect a number of deeper problems in America's entire foreign policy establishment.
Allison Biggs '06 returned to campus last week to address AidData students and faculty about her position with ONE and to reflect on how W&M prepared her.
On May 11th 2013 over 70 IR and 48 GS majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations Class of 2013!!!
Mike Tierney joined co-author Chris Marcoux of DePauw University in presenting their paper "Environmental and Climate Finance in a New World" to scholars, aid practitioners and policymakers in Stockholm, Sweden.
The "Beat the Record" challenge was initiated in 2011 to rally unprecedented philanthropic support among alumni for William & Mary by the end of each fiscal year on June 30.
The Teaching, Research and International Policy project [TRIP] of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
On Monday, March 25, a group of students in Professor Michael Tierney’s GOV 325 International Relations course met at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a day of tours and briefings.
2013 Commencement News for IR and GS students
Connor Smith ’14, grew up in a family committed to foreign affairs. Now he is organizing W&M’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
Researchers with the Reform Incentives Project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations have released an independent report investigating the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC's) impact on reform efforts in developing countries.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 L.H.D. '98 was among a small group that received a briefing of four current globally focused research projects at the university.
Michael Tierney '87, co-director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day.
Emily Pehrsson '13, former research fellow of the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), has published an article in the global affairs magazine, Diplomatic Courier, entitled "Making the Grade: International Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity."
Largest single, financial award in William & Mary's history will create center to advance foreign aid transparency.
A team of W&M researchers help Ugandan scientists prepare for a promising but uncertain future.
The project is the only nongovernmental effort in the United States to comprehensively assess the nation’s activities.
The 2011 version, authored by Sue Peterson, Mike Tierney '87 and Daniel Maliniak '06, received responses from 3,466 IR scholars from 20 countries.
AidData gets two mentions in Britain's Guardian newspaper within a month.
Through the William and Mary National Security Archive Project, undergraduate students learn about and help to document cases of kidnapping and torture under Argentine dictatorships in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Multiple international experiences and internships lead to a career with the federal government.
The AidData/CCAPS mapping tool aims to provide the most comprehensive view yet of climate change and security in Africa.
Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year Award, 2011 awarded for article ‘Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004.’
IR scholars from throughout the U.S. and 19 foreign countries surveyed; some of the results appear in Foreign Policy magazine.
A team of 4 students competed in the CIA-sponsored event held in Washington, D.C.
Blow Hall came alive Saturday morning before the game, as alumni gathered at our Homecoming reception.
William & Mary Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz will participate in a United Nations panel discussion Monday about the role of women in war and peace building.
Alena Stern '12 works with AidData, World Bank, UNICEF, Ushahidi on international development and foreign aid.
Alex Atkins ’13 and Kedar Pavgi ’11 invited to attend Athgo International’s 4th Global Innovation Forum on Climate Change and Constructive Entrepreneurship based on AidData involvement.
Government and International Relations Associate Professor Michael Tierney interviewed on With Good Reason about AidData and aid transparency.
Series of three lectures opens Thursday at Small Hall, room 110.
Participation in second annual event helps students not only learn more about Russian culture and films, it exposed them to 10 superb films from around the world.
William & Mary’s international development research program, AidData helped design and populate an interactive map for the African Development Bank (AfDB) that depicts the precise locations of the bank’s ongoing projects in Cameroon, Morocco and Tanzania.
W&M professor and three students have just returned from 12 days in Italy studying the Slow Food phenomenon.
The scenario: The government of North Korea has collapsed following the death of Kim Jong Il. Three factions are struggling to fill the power vacuum. The threat of civil war looms.
A new student organization at the College of William and Mary is seeking to help promote moderation and curb human rights violations in the world through the power of information.
The William and Mary Japan Recovery Initiative aims to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.
The College of William & Mary announced a $1 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for AidData.
The following are the remarks that Dr. Virginia Bouvier - Senior Program Officer for Latin America, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (The United States Institute of Peace, USIP) gave during our IR/GS 2010 Commencement ceremony.
On May 15, 2010 over 60 IR majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations class of 2010!
The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the oldest university in Scotland are joining forces to offer an undergraduate joint-degree program.
The worldwide conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan, March 14-18, 2010. Congratulations!
AidData, a new public website and search engine tracking development finance flows, was launched March 24 at a conference in Oxford, UK.
Rene Magloire, former Minister of Justice of Haiti and Special Advisor to the President and Ministry of Justice of Haiti to address Haitian quake aftermath.
Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer. Congratulations Samuel!
Students from approximately 60 high schools nationwide will visit the College this weekend for the 23rd annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN).
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
Thank you to all those who attended our homecoming reception!
Project-Level Aid (PLAID)has come together wit the non-profit organization Development Gateway to make detailed information on development finance more accessible and to create a comprehensive database on development activities.
Assistant Government Professor Rani Mullen served as an observer for Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Mark your calendars now for the 2009 IR Homecoming reception!
115 IR majors and their families celebrated their graduation in PBK Hall on May 16. Congratulations class of 2009!
Shay Jannat, '10, was recently awarded a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
In the spring of her Junior year, Professor Tierney suggested Ashley Kramer '08 stop by his office to discuss her pending Honors thesis.
Joanna Stephens '08 has firsthand experience with South Africa's myriad social and governmental problems, with its longstanding racial divides and the devastating effects of AIDS on its population.
Bradley Potter took center stage at a ceremony sponsored by the Monitor Journal of International Studies.
With book bags tucked under their seats, they sat in audiences filled with specially invited delegates from around the world, listening to Pulitzer-prize winners and statesmen discuss democracy.
The future of democracy in the world is not assured nor is the spread of representative forms of government necessarily welcomed, according to a panel of experts featured during a public discussion at the World Forum on the Future of Democracy Conference hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William and Mary on Sept. 17.
The College of William and Mary is working to establish in the next year three student-exchange partnerships with universities in Syria, Egypt and Morocco.
Global trouble spots: Iraq, North Korea, Latin America, Northern Ireland. They've been there and seen that--and earned the wisdom of experience.
For the second time in the past year, the College's administration will receive a proposal aimed at making the school more environmentally friendly.
As any government professional will tell you, the best way for a student to get working experience is through an internship.
In a time when many Americans lack exposure to the Middle East, Rob Landicho ‘08 has gained unique insight into a culture that is rarely seen and often poorly understood.
A recent survey conducted by researchers at the College of William and Mary ranked Franklin Roosevelt as the best president for U.S. foreign policy in the last 100 years.
The spirit of service that thrives in William and Mary undergraduate students does not end at graduation.
Inspired by students and driven by their involvement, Project PLAID is a shining example of the power and benefits of undergraduate research.
Five members of the College's International Relations Club were recognized recently in New York by Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations, for their winning three consecutive Model UN championships.
For an academic who was so integrally involved in the research behind the United Nations' January discussions to upgrade its Environmental Programme (UNEP) at the expense of creating a more potent organization, Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of government and environmental policy at the College, seemed curiously ambivalent about the pending decision.
The fight against global AIDS experienced a three-fold increase in cash after conservative U.S. leaders embraced the disease as a “moral” issue early in the decade, Susan Peterson, professor of government and dean for educational policy for Arts and Sciences, told the audience at a World AIDS Day forum.
Globalization, one of the most talked-about terms of the last 15 years, is neither new to our generation nor is its progression assured, Carl Strikwerda, professor of history and dean of arts and sciences at the College, told a Christopher Wren Association audience last semester.
At the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Brad Parks is helping to allocate billions of dollars in U.S. foreign assistance.
This summer Professor Cheng is leading a study abroad program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
"What I liked about the International Relations major was the ability to choose my own direction."
For the third consecutive year, W&M's Model United Nations team brought home top honors from the world championships.