IPC covers three research domains: international finance, trade and development; security; and human rights.
With a new team as of Fall 2017, our vision is to be a productive, visible hub for international policy research at the University of Michigan and a widely-known center for specific lines of research related to our core faculty strengths. To this end, we have launched a few new initiatives. One is a series of IPC Research Workshops designed to foster academic exchange and collaboration among subject matter experts and scholars of international policy. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we plan to host three workshops: one on international intervention in fragile states, one on the politics of international criminal justice, and one on China’s role in development finance.
We recently launched the IPC Research Scholar Award program to support doctoral candidates’ international fieldwork, and revived the IPC Visiting Scholars program to supplement our in-house expertise and expand our network.
We also maintain active research seminar series on international economic development and international security, as well as a faculty Security Reading Group.