New Look, Same Great Research

This fall marks the 10th anniversary of the Institute formerly known as ITPIR. Earlier this year, in anticipation of this milestone, we thought it would be good to review what we stand for and what we hope to achieve. As part of that process we re-evaluated how we communicate about our work, and from that came a new name that was unveiled this Homecoming weekend: We are W&M’s Global Research Institute. A new name, a new look, but the same commitment to promoting collaborative cutting-edge research that makes a difference in the world. Read more about the name change here.

Shark Tank Policy Pitch
After months of preparation, student teams pitched in the Shark Tank final for $20,000 to fund their global research projects. The teams fielded tough questions from the panel of alumni 'sharks' at Homecoming.
Homecoming Festivities
We celebrated with lots of fun events, but the highlight for us is always the chance to see old friends. Catch up on pictures from Williamsburg and DC to spot familiar faces and tag your friends.

Pulling Back the Curtain on China's Investments
Featured in a recent BBC interview, research by AidData and partners used next-generation research methods to reveal the effects of Chinese infrastructure investment around the world.

Collaborative Research in Sarajevo 
This summer, five students from the American Bosnian Collaboration Project worked with local teachers to learn how informal education and filmmaking can help children express themselves and bolster peace. 

Data for Development
Maps, data, and stacks of surveys: the SOMOS summer research team used community-based development tools and partnered with the people of Esfuerzo del Paraiso, Dominican Republic to work toward collective goals in health and self-efficacy.

Evolving Evaluation Methods
Evaluation techniques are changing, as featured in Brookings Future Development blog after AidData used a geospatial impact evaluation to examine the effects of a USAID rural infrastructure project in the West Bank. (Photo: ISS/NASA)

Interested in Hosting a Summer Fellow?
Applications for host organizations and W&M faculty close on November 1. More information is available on our website. Questions?  Send an email to Rebecca Latourell.
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Williamsburg, VA 23185

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