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Shark Tank 2018 – Concept Notes

Adapted from original article by Sara K. Eskridge. Shark Tank is a research competition where students pitch international policy-relevant concepts to a panel of judges,

A New Name

We used to be known as (take a deep breath) the “Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations.” Yep, 19 syllables.  

Learning to listen: Community engagement in Uganda

By Emily Mudd ’19 Once upon a time, along the banks of the Zambezi River, a development project focused on tomato cultivation failed hilariously

Guest Post: Embracing Opportunities

It is a bittersweet time of year, where we say goodbye to students we’ve come to know and love over their time at W&M

The Student Lifespan – ITPIR Research

This month, I wanted to share an experience from Catie Crowley, a student who currently works with AidData and other projects at ITPIR. Her

Teaching and Application, Forest and the Trees

This semester is my first teaching a course. It has a focus on the application of policy tools in international relations. Each week we

Jump On Into Student Research

One of our summer highlights is a student research “shark tank.” Students work with staff and faculty mentors to hone an original idea, which

Summer research – turning up the heat!

I often get asked if life at a college is slower paced during the summer. Nope! If anything, it’s our busiest time of year,

Ticket to Paradise – Research Abroad

Each summer AidData – a research and innovation lab at W&M – sends students abroad to work with local organizations on research driven projects.