Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) is a student-driven research lab that provides mentored opportunities for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict and peace-building, foreign assistance, poverty alleviation, good governance, economic development, human rights, and more. IPD’s goals are to provide on-campus experiential learning, applied training, and international professional opportunities to UT students. Since 2013, we have supported 900+ student researchers. IPD students have won prestigious fellowships, and alumni have embarked on impressive careers in academia as well as at the World Bank, UN agencies, the US State Department, USAID, global non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and the private sector.
Michael Findley, Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor of Government
Daniel Nielson, Professor of Government
Catherine Weaver, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Strategies
Rachel Wellhausen, Associate Professor of Government