Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations

William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) is a hub for interdisciplinary, collaborative, internationally-focused research that employs rigorous social science methods to make meaningful contributions to contemporary international debate, policy and practice. Established in 2008, ITPIR is a joint venture of Arts & Sciences and the Reves Center for International Studies.

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

ITPIR is home to eight projects with diverse methods and goals: AidData; American Bosnian Collaboration; Center for African Development; Medical Aid Nicaragua: Outreach Scholarship; Project on International Peace and Security; Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability; Teaching, Research, and International Policy; and Violent Intranational Political Conflict and Terrorism.