ITPIR News RSSTue, 01 Apr 2014 15:03:37 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduAidData’s new ‘Marketplace of Ideas for Policy Change’ report reveals how external influences shape developing country reforms <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="AidData" /></div> Despite the considerable time, money and effort expended by donors, international organizations, and NGOs to influence policy change in developing countries, there is a lack of understanding about how they can most effectively influence reform efforts on the ground. In a new report launched today, AidData draws upon the firsthand experiences and observations of nearly 6,750 policymakers and practitioners in 126 developing countries to answer these critical questions.Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400Mapping recovery <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="at-work200.jpg" /> </div> William & Mary students participate in crowdsource mapping to provide data to the relief effort underway following a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400PIPS Releases Diplomacy Lab Report on Mediterranean Migration <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> William and Mary’s PIPS program recently released a report titled “Irregular Migration in the Mediterranean: Recommendations for U.S. Action” for the Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs as part of the Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab program.Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0400PIPS to Hold Annual Policy Symposium <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="" /> </div> William & Mary’s Project for International Peace and Security (PIPS) will hold its annual symposium at the National Press Club on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0400William & Mary’s Bosnia Project wins Best Practices in International Education Award for Student Philanthropy <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="AndreaSaraBen_small.jpg" /></div> Seventeen years since its founding, the William & Mary Bosnia Project is the longest running community service project at the University. This March, the project, which brings together W&M student volunteers and Bosnian educators to teach English, video production, and cross-cultural communication skills to Bosnian schoolchildren each summer will be recognized with “The Best Practices in International Education Award” for Student Philanthropy by the NASPA International Education Knowledge Community.Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400Scholars rank William & Mary 18th in U.S. for international relations <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" logo thumbnail.jpg" width="100px" alt="Foreign Policy Logo" /></div> 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. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:00:00 -0500AidData to share in $2.5 million Minerva Initiative grant <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" logo sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="minerva logo sqthumb.jpg" /></div> Their experts will work with the University of Maryland's Center for International Development to measure the impact of foreign aid on intrastate conflict in seven countries.Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500TRIP Finds Scholars Optimistic about U.S.-Russian Relations <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="" /></div> TRIP Snap Polls survey all IR scholars in the United States. To be included in our sample, individuals must be employed at a U.S. college or university in a political science department or professional school and teach or conduct research on issues that cross international borders. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0500International Relations Scholars Debate the Divide between Theory and Practice <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" Comments 100.jpg" width="100px" alt="Zoellick" /> </div> The Teaching, Research and International Policy Project (TRIP) kicked off its “Strengthening the Links” conference at William & Mary on Wednesday evening with a keynote panel well qualified to engage in an honest discussion of the issues that have historically led to some tension and missed opportunities between the academic and public policy worlds.Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:30:00 -0500TRIP Student Researchers Attend International Studies Association Regional Conference <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="" /></div> Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) Principal Investigator Mike Tierney and Project Manager Nicky Bell led a group of research assistants, Joana Zhu, Darice Xue ’15, Michael McCoy ’15, Luis Madrid ’15, and Matt Ribar ’17 at the recent International Studies Association (ISA) southern region conference held October 25-6 at the University of Richmond. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500PIPS Military Fellows program kicks off Military Fellows Kick Off.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="finney sqthumb.jpg" /> </div> The program pairs student fellows with active duty military officers, who lend strategic expertise to the students’ annual white paper submissions.Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500Diplomacy Lab makes national policy research part of undergrad study <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="kerry sqthumb.jpg" /> </div> 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).Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Fletcher School’s Drezner Uses Zombies as a Theoretical Tool <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src=" cover 100.jpg" width="100px" alt="Zombies" /></div> Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, presented the “revived” edition of his Theories of International Politics and Zombies.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400Public Lecture on International Politics and Zombies this Thursday <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Daniel W. Drezner" /></div> Daniel W. Drezner presents: “Theories of International Politics and Zombies.” What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400Reform Efforts Survey <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -0400Recent Study on Health Aid Highlights Its Effectiveness and the Need to Examine Sub-National Data <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -0400TRIP to Launch Major Initiatives <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -0400AidData Summer Fellows Empower Organizations to Use Data for Change <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -0400TRIP Research Assistant Receives Gates Scholarship <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -040025 African fellows complete first leadership initiative <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" 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 -0400