As one of the Principals, along with Steve Weber and Jim Goldgeier, of the Bridging the Gap Project, I am pleased to announce the inaugural International Policy Summer Institute (IPSI), to be held June 13-17, 2011, in Washington DC. My colleagues and I would like to request your assistance in circulating the Call for Applications for this innovative new event. IPSI Call for Applications.pdf
IPSI is a weeklong professional development program for professors (all ranks) and post-docs in the fields of international relations and comparative politics who seek to build the tools and networks to produce and disseminate policy-relevant academic research. The Institute will deliver an intensive curriculum designed to teach participants how to develop and articulate their research for a policy audience, what policy-makers are looking for when they look to IR scholarship, whom to target when sharing research, and which tools and avenues of dissemination are appropriate. IPSI will also provide a forum for scholars to develop professional networks with their colleagues in the discipline and with the broader policy community.
Further details are included in the attached Call for Applications. More information, about both the International Policy Summer Institute and the Bridging the Gap Project (funded by the Carnegie Corporation and coordinated by UC Berkeley, Duke University, and the George Washington University) can be found at: http://www.gwu.edu/~btg/.
Thank you in advance for your kind help. Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have questions about IPSI or Bridging the Gap.
Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Sanford School of Public Policy
Durham, NC 27708-0312
919-613-9208 (o), 919-641-6873 (c)