Bridging the Gap
School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Bridging the Gap promotes an informed and engaged public discourse on U.S. and global foreign policy challenges and solutions by supporting theory-driven, policy-relevant research and clear communication between scholars and policymakers. Bridging the Gap trains and advocates for academics to pursue policy-relevant research and theoretically grounded policy work while simultaneously engaging policymakers in the work of political scientists and scholars of international relations. Supported largely by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and housed at the School of International Service at American University, Bridging the Gap maintains a core belief that responsible global engagement should be systematically proactive, seeking both to understand significant medium- and long-term global challenges, and to influence strategically how such trends affect U.S. interests and those of the rest of the world.
2012 IPSI alumna Séverine Autesserre recently published Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention with Oxford University Press. In an interview with Cicero Magazine Autesserre describes the purpose of Peaceland: "...The idea is to show how this world works and how mundane, everyday routines work, in the hope that it will enable people to realize how important everyday practices are. I’m a former intervener, so I’m not trying to be polemical or sarcastic. Really the idea is to describe this world as truthfully as possible."