Innovations for Peace and Development
Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) was launched at the University of Texas at Austin in January 2013. IPD’s mission is to provide a space for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict, foreign aid and poverty alleviation. At its core, IPD provides mentored research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. We are very proud that since our start over 130 students have been involved with IPD, as student researchers, summer interns, and graduate research fellows and assistants. We welcome students across all disciplines and levels. Get involved today!
Blog: Developing Security
February 27, 2017 - Research Affiliate Sebastian De Beurs writes on bridging the gap between development and security in U.S. foreign policy: "Since the causes of violent conflict are intricately linked to development, we can no longer separate our international security policies from our international development policies. This involves a deepening of cooperation between the Defense Department, State Department, and USAID in order to pursue what is called the “3D” strategy of diplomacy, defense, and development." Read more on our blog.
January/February Faculty Affiliate Highlight: Stephen Davenport
Meet non-resident IPD Faculty Affiliate Stephen Davenport, who is currently the Global Lead for Open Government and Citizen Engagement at the World Bank Group. He is an International Development professional with more than 18 years of experience including program management, innovation, new product development, fundraising, marketing and communications, client relationship management, strategic product planning, and delivery of e-Government services for development. Learn more about our other IPD faculty affiliates.
Ever wondered what our work looks like in action? Learn more from this new video about IPD!
IPD Presents "Understanding Favoritism in Food Security in Africa"
IPD Faculty Affiliate Kim Dionne, Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College, will be visiting to present.
2016 Annual Report
Download IPD's 2016 Annual Report and learn more about our research initiatives, global partnerships, internships, and publications. To receive updates on our research, publications,internship opportunities, and development news, join our mailing list.