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!
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.
Congratulation, Dr. Findley, on becoming full Professor!
December 17, 2016 - IPD co-director Dr. Mike Findley has been promoted to full Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. This is a huge honor and recognition of his amazing accomplishments as a scholar and teacher. Let us congratulate Dr. Findley for all his hard work and fine research!
IPD Promotional Video
December 2, 2016 - Ever wondered what our work looks like in action? Learn more from this new video about IPD!
AIIB Voting Shares Dynamic Map
October 16, 2016 - Our AIIB team has put together a map of voting shares within the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Curious to see what else they've been working on? Read more on the AIIB blog.
Summer or Fall 2017 Paid Internship Opportunity in Tanzania
Interested in working in East Africa? Looking to apply your interests and skills in education, development, research, and other applicable professional skills?
Ubongo, a leading edutainment company based in Dar es Salaam, is looking for as many as three University of Texas student interns for 2017.
IPD alum Lindsay Read, now at Brookings Institution, writes about the many questions practitioners must ask as we rally toward a data revolution so that we may translate data into actionable information.
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.