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We're a multidisciplinary hub tackling pressing global issues. This is a community of problem solvers, delivering applied research at the highest levels.

Posts by W&M's Global Research Institute

Blending Development Theory and Practice in Guatemala

By Meghan Haslam, Global Research Institute Early last summer, 16 William & Mary undergraduate students peered out of dust-coated bus windows as they drove

An Undergrad’s Tale: Delivering Change through the Global Research Institute

By Alexander Nocks ’19 I discovered William & Mary’s Global Research Institute when I was in high school. A family friend was showing me

Coding for the Sustainable Development Goals in Rome – A Summer Fellow Internship

By Lauren Hobbs ’19 Walking into work on my first day, I stopped and stared at the United Nations flag waving above me, and

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