ITPIR Newshttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/rss.xmlITPIT RSSTue, 01 Apr 2014 15:03:37 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduRecent Study on Health Aid Highlights Its Effectiveness and the Need to Examine Sub-National Data http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/recent_study_on_health_aid_highlights_its_effectiveness_and_the_need_to_examine_sub_national_data.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/aiddata/marty_r_100x100.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> According to scholars on both sides of the health aid debate, the debate is over. Those who declare that health aid works and those who maintain that health aid fails both claim consensus. Macro-level studies condemn health aid as minimally effective in the aggregate while praise for health aid’s benefits comes form project level analyses. AidData’s sub-nationally geocoded development data enable an important new approach to move the debate forward, one of analyzing aid distribution and impact within a country.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:00:00 -0400Reform Efforts Surveyhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/reform-efforts-story.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/reform_incentives/work_with_us/reform-incentives-logo.gif" width="100px" alt="Reform Incentives" /></div> The Making Reform Incentives Work for Developing Countries project has successfully completed the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey, a first-of-its-kind survey of development policymakers and practitioners from 121 low- and lower-middle income countries and five semi-autonomous regions.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:00 -0400TRIP to Launch Major Initiativeshttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip_to_launch_major_initiatives_this_month.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/trip/trip_logo_100x100.png" width="100px" alt="Trip Logo" /> </div> The Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) Project will launch two major initiatives, a survey of international relations faculty and a conference on "Strengthening The Links," aimed at bridging the gap between academics and policy maker. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0400TRIP Research Assistant Receives Gates Scholarshiphttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip-research-assistant-receives-gates-scholarship.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/people/katta_v_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> Venu Katta ’17, a research assistant with the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project, has received the Robert M. and Rebecca W. Gates Scholarship for international study. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0400AidData Summer Fellows Empower Organizations to Use Data for Changehttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/aiddata_summer_fellows_empower_organizations_to_use_data_for_change.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/news/aiddata_summer_fellows_1_square.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /></div> In June 2014, twenty-one student researchers from seven universities traveled to Nepal, Uganda, Timor-Leste, Senegal, and Mexico to serve as AidData Summer Fellows. This article details four fellows' experiences working with different local organizations- including universities, think tanks, government line ministries, and civil society groups- to equip them to leverage geocoded data to solve development challenges in their own communities, through program planning, advocacy, and research.Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -040025 African fellows complete first leadership initiativehttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/25-african-fellows-complete-first-leadership-initiative.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/yalisqthumb1.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> Young African Leaders Initiative fellows spent six weeks studying at Presidential Precinct members W&M, University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland and Morven.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400IR Scholars Oppose Military Assistance in Ukraine, Military Aid to Egypthttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip-snap-poll-may-2014.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/trip/trip-100.png" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> A survey of 950 international relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds that IR scholars oppose sending military assistance to Ukraine. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:00:00 -0400Reform Incentives Project Launches “Reform Efforts Survey”http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/reform-incentives-project-launches-reform-efforts-survey.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/reform_incentives/reform-incentives-logo.png" width="100px" alt="" /></div> A team of researchers at the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary has just launched the Reform Efforts Survey to more than 35,000 development practitioners and policymakers across 126 low and lower-middle income countries.Wed, 21 May 2014 15:00:00 -0400AidData present for launch of Global Development Lab http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/global-development-lab-launch.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/glob-dev-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> W&M AidData is one of 32 cornerstone partners on science- and technology-based approach to development.Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0400Six PIPS students present white papershttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/pips-present-papers-at-wm.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/pips-logo-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> The research fellows identified emerging international security challenges and developed original policy suggestions.Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0400PIPS to Hold Annual Policy Symposiumhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/pips-to-hold-syposium.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/pips/pips-logo-thumb" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> William & Mary’s Project for International Peace and Security (PIPS) will hold its annual symposium at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400'Snap polls' reveal IR scholars' thoughts on defense spending, Syriahttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip-snap-polls.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/snap-poll-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> A survey of more than 900 International Relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds a near consensus on a variety of foreign policy issues.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:00:00 -0500Secretary John Kerry holds town hall meeting with W&M Diplomacy Lab studentshttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/pips-state-dept-diplomacy-lab.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/kerry sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="kerry sqthumb.jpg" /> </div> State Department representative tells students they are essential participants in solving the world's many challenges.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:00:00 -0400W&M TRIP earns MacArthur granthttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip-earns-macarthur-grant.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/peterson sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="peterson sqthumb.jpg" /> </div> The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:00:00 -0400PIPS E-Interns Gain Experience with Leading Security, Policy Entities around the Worldhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/pips-e-interns.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/people/floyd_k.gif" width="100px" alt="Kathryn Floyd" /> </div> With the announcement of new students joining its E-Internship program, William & Mary’s Project for International Peace & Security (PIPS) continues to fulfill its mission of connecting the academic and foreign policy communities. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400TRIP Data Featured in French IR Journalhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/trip-data-featured-in-french-ir-journal.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/trip/battistella-d-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Dario Batistella" /> </div> Data from the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) project at William & Mary, referenced by two French researchers andvpublished in the Revue Francaise de Science Politique, now available in English translation.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 -0500W&M hosts first AidData Research Consortiumhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/wm-hosts-first-aiddata-research-consortium.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/2014/thumbnails/arc-real-sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> Sixty professionals from seven interest groups spent a weekend developing research agendas for the coming year.Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:00:00 -0500William & Mary helps launch State Department's Diplomacy Labhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/william-mary-helps-launch-state-department-diplomacy-lab.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/archive/2013/thumbnails/diplomacy lab/videoconf200.jpg" width="100px" alt="videoconf200" /> </div> 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. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:00:00 -0500TechCon: Reviewing the past, improving the futurehttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/techcon-reviewing-the-past-improving-the-future.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/news/images/archive/2013/thumbnails/hesn sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="hesn sqthumb.jpg" /> </div> Students from eight university labs, USAID staffers and international development leaders convened Nov. 16-18 to evaluate what they've done and where they're going.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:00:00 -0500Harvard Professor Stephen Walt Critiques U.S. Foreign Policyhttp://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/news/harvard-professor-stephen-walt-critiques-u.s.-foreign-policy.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/_images/news/walt_s_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="walt_s_thumb" /></div> Celebrated international relations scholar Stephen Walt of Harvard University delivered several lectures and participated in a number of smaller group discussions with students and faculty during a recent visit to William & Mary.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:00:00 -0400