Bridging the Gap
School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
The Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between scholars of international relations and the broader foreign policy community. We aim to support policy-relevant academic research on international politics and provide professional development for those who wish to pursue it.
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of organized efforts in the academic community to apply scholarly expertise to policy-relevant research agendas, and to strengthen the place of that research in the political science discipline in particular.
We seek to build upon this momentum by pursuing three high-level goals:
We will advance these goals through this website, as well as a series of meetings and conferences to build networks of scholars to support this type of academic research.
The Bridging the Gap initiative is co-sponsored by the School of International Service at American University; the University of California, Berkeley; and Duke University, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
View the Archive here.
Tanisha Fazal, "Where Have All the Peace Treaties Gone?" The Global Observatory, Nov 14.
Stephen Kaplan, Opinion piece, "How the Debt Ceiling Threatens to Turn the U.S. into an Economic Turkey," Monkey Cage Blog, Oct 21.
Jeff Colgan: Policy Brief, “Oil, Conflict, and U.S. National Interests” published by the Belfer Center at Harvard, Oct 2013
Bruce Jentleson: Opinion Piece, "MOOC-ing About in High Tech Ed and High End Global Dialogue," Huffington Post, Oct 15.
Jeff Colgan: Opinion Piece, "40 Years after the oil crisis: Could it happen again?" Monkey Cage Blog, Oct 16.
Tana Johnson: Opinion Piece, "An Abdication of Global Governance? Why We Must Take a Closer Look at International Bureaucrats," Global Policy Blog, Sept 19.
Bruce Jentleson: Cited in, "The Intervention of Least Resistance," Slate, August 30.
Kimberly Marten: Interviewed on U.S.-Russia Relations, "Ekho Nedelii," RTVi,August 9.
David Blagden: Interviewed on the UK's nuclear review, BBC Radio, July 17
Lawrence Rubin: Interviewed on the situation in Egypt, NPR, July 3.