Promoting Interdisciplinary Research, Global Education & Experiential Learning
The International Policy Center (IPC) serves as the Ford School's hub for interdisciplinary research and education on pressing global issues. To carry out its mandate, IPC manages a suite of activities and funding opportunities to advance essential international policy work.
IPC organizes research workshops and seminars, including the Ford Security Seminar and Economic Development Seminar. IPC also funds Research Scholar awards for Ford School PhD students conducting research on international trade, finance, and development; international security; and international human rights.
The Ford School offers curricular opportunities for students who have a keen interest in international policy / affairs. Among the Ford School's international policy-focused courses, IPC administers three overseas courses, including Introduction to Chinese Policy, the International Economic Development Program, and the BA Global Engagement Seminar (Costa Rica). The Ford School also offers Master of Public Policy (MPP) concentrations in International Policy and International Economic Development.