Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) was established in January 2013 to produce and disseminate rigorous, policy relevant research to promote innovations in global peace and development. UT students are at the heart of our work, and thus our mission is also to provide research, internship and fellowship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students from across UT to empower them to engage in scholarship and practice that will make a real difference in the world. We also work directly with international organizations, developing country governments, universities and civil society groups to generate and test new ideas that will change the way peace and development are pursued, evaluated and sustained.
To learn more about IPD and our accomplishments since our launch, read our Annual Report here.
Student Photo of the Month - Peter Morrison
"I took this photo while doing a site visit to a Peace Corps Volunteer in a village outside of Kaolack, Senegal. Kaolack is called the 'Peanut Basin' its grounds are fertile for producing peanuts. This mother is sifting peanuts to get them ready for market while her kids are sizing me up."
Peter is a dual-degree candidate in Global Policy Studies and Public Health at the LBJ School of Public Affairs., an ACDP Graduate Research Fellow and Task Team Leader for IPD's Global Health team.
Read more about IPD's Global Health team and their ongoing work here.
IPD in the News
7 October 2014: Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) released a new policy brief featuring research on anonymous shell corporations by Dr. Findley, Dr. Daniel Nielson (BYU), and Dr. J.C. Sharman (Griffith). The brief is available here.
30 September 2014: While interning at the U.S. Department of State this summer, Krista Rasmussen wrote a press release for the U.S. embassy in Palau on US engagement in the Pacific on the occasion of the Pacific Islands Forum. Read the press release here.
19 September 2014: Dr. Findley and Dr. Joseph Young (AMU) received the Outstanding Article Award by the START Consortium (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) for "Terrorism and Civil War", originally published in Perpectives on Politics.
19 September 2014: Dr. Weaver presented on conflict and aid mapping at the PeaceTech Summit: "Engineering Durable Peace", co-organized by the National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Watch video from the event here. Check out the presentation here.
*See archived news here.