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Director Mike Tierney

In the World shares the latest news from ITPIR, the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at William & Mary.


This edition features our 2014 Annual Report summarizing the highlights of what was a prolific year for the Institute. ITPIR's scholarly projects foster student-faculty collaboration, leveraging the energy and acumen of undergraduates to conduct research, create knowledge and make recommendations to practitioners and policymakers for addressing the world's challenges.


Thank you for your interest in and support of our work. As you read this year's annual report, you will see how much we have accomplished and the promise of our ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of international relations. 



Mike Tierney, Director


Upcoming Events
2014 Reform Efforts SurveyOngoing through July
2014 TRIP Global IR PollAugust through October
TRIP Project WorkshopAugust Conference D.C.
AidData Research ConsortiumJanuary 2015
TRIP Conference on Strengthening the LinksJanuary 2015

events are in Williamsburg unless otherwise noted

Where are they now?

Michael Kutner, '14. 

Recent W&M grad now working in Washington D.C. as an intern for Congressman Gerry Connolly.

Justin Anderson, '12.
Former ITPIR researcher, now a risk analyst at Fortress Investment Group.

Paul Burgess, '12.

Former senior research assistant for AidData, earned a BA in international relations and economics, now a results reporting analyst at Millennium Challenge Corporation. 

Lauren E. Hoy, '12. 

Now a federal analyst at Deloitte; worked on Reform Incentives at ITPIR and earned a BA in international relations and east Asian studies. 


If you are an Institute alum and have some news to share, please pass it along! If you want to network with fellow ITPIR alums, please provide your current info here:  and see who else is networking.

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The Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at William & Mary provides a home for interdisciplinary, collaborative, internationally-focused research projects that employ social science methods to make meaningful contributions to contemporary international debate, policy and practice.  


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