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W&M Bosnia Project: major award, new home

The project captures the Best Practices in International Education Award for Student Philanthropy. The project will now be housed at ITPIR

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Scholars rank William & Mary 18th in U.S. for international relations

For the first time since 2006 when the rankings began, William and Mary has made the list of Top 25 U.S. Undergraduate Institutions to Study International Relations, coming in at 18th. This ranking makes William and Mary the top choice in Virginia for the study of international relations and the number two institution without an international relations Ph.D. program.

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Diplomacy Lab makes national policy research part of undergrad study

An active partnership between the U.S. State Department and William & Mary, the Diplomacy Lab continues this year with multiple projects sponsored by the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, including the Project on International Peace & Security (PIPS), AidData, Reform Incentives and the Center for African Development (CAD).

Kay Floyd: 21st century diplomacy

Government Instructor Kay Floyd discusses the changing face of diplomacy that influence her curating of the Muscarelle Art Museum exhibition of "Ballet, Ballots, and Bullets."

Phenomenal freshman: Mackenzie Neal

Neal is a member of the Quapaw Tribe, a division of the larger Dhegiha Sioux that today makes its home in Oklahoma. And she hopes to share that culture with her William & Mary classmates.

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The Best Investment in Africa

Check out this Huffington Post Blog article written by International Relations major George Srour '05!!!

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Commencement 2014

On May 10th 2014 over 84 IR and 30 GS majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations Class of 2014!!!

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Mack '15 awarded Gates Scholarship

A Hampton, Virginia, native, Terrence Mack will study in Germany this summer, continuing his goal of becoming a high school German teacher.

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W&M TRIP earns MacArthur grant

The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.

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Harvard Professor and Foreign Policy Blogger Stephen Walt to Present at William & Mary Sadler Center

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.

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Commencement 2013

On May 11th 2013 over 70 IR and 48 GS majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations Class of 2013!!!

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International conference explores IR discipline

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.

2013 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence recipients announced

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.

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International relations: The Smith family business

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.

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Reform Incentives team judges impact of Millennium Challenge Corp.

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.

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Michael Tierney to receive Jefferson Teaching Award

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.

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Former PIPS Fellow publishes in Diplomatic Courier magazine

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."