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International Relations Scholars Debate the Divide between Theory and Practice

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.

TRIP Student Researchers Attend International Studies Association Regional Conference

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.

Applications Open for Paid Research Assistant Positions in TRIP's Global IR Research Pathways Program

Are you interested in learning about international relations theories from around the globe? Do you speak Chinese, Portuguese, or Spanish? The Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project's Global IR Research Pathways Program is hiring motivated students for paid Research Assistant positions for 2014-15 academic year. Research Assistants (RAs) will receive hourly compensation for their work.

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TRIP to Launch Major Initiatives

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.

TRIP Research Assistant Receives Gates Scholarship

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.

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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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TRIP Data Featured in French IR Journal

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.

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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.

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Researchers Explore Academy's Response to Real World Trends in International Politics

In June 2012, Government and International Relations Professor Sue Peterson, post-baccalaureate research fellow Lindsay Hundley ’12, and undergraduate Ben Kenzer’ 13, travelled to the British International Studies Association and the International Studies Association Joint International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland to present their joint paper, “The Rise of China and the Academy.”

A couple of simple questions…

The most comprehensive survey of international relations scholars ever made started at William & Mary with two elementary questions.