William and Mary

Merging Theory and Practice

View the newly-published 2013-14 Annual Report

The Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) at William & Mary provides a home for interdisciplinary, collaborative, internationally-focused research that employs rigorous social science methods to make meaningful contributions to contemporary international debate, policy and practice.

By catalyzing student-faculty research partnerships, engaging a global network of scholars and policy makers, producing policy-relevant scholarship, and developing innovative data sets, the Institute is bridging the gap between theory and practice in International Relations, and in doing so, informing decisions that make a difference to people around the world.

Established in 2008, the Institute is a joint venture of Arts & Sciences and the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary.