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PROGRAM DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IN KENYA

Clients: The Dignitas Project

Faculty: Amanda Taylor

 

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES DELIVERY IN INDIA

Clients: 

Faculty: Mary Breeding

Deliverables:

 

ASSESSING COMMUNITY IMPACT AND EVALUATION TRAINING IN INDONESIA AND THAILAND

Clients: 

Faculty: Alex Cromwell

 

DESIGN AND OUTREACH STRATEGY FOR INTERNET STAKEHOLDERS (ONLINE)

Clients: 

Faculty: Eric Novotny

 

SUPPORTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN PAKISTAN (ONLINE)

Clients:

Faculty: Kim Cayce

 CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION

Clients: Sun Archer

Faculty: Judith Shapiro

 

AFFECTING INSTITUTIONAL CULTURE CHANGE FOR INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

Clients: Elkhart Community Schools, Solimar International

Faculty: Maria Morukian

Solimar International: Guide to Managing Effective Multicultural Teams

 

GLOBAL HEALTH: FAMILY PLANNING

Clients: Avenir Health

Faculty: Rachel Robinson

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Clients: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: John Deni and Aki Peritz

The Evolution of Terrorist Groups in North Africa: Implications for Europe & the US (Prof. Deni's practicum)

The Ties that Bind: Huthis, Saleh, and Iran in Yemen (Prof. Peritz's practicum)

 

DANGEROUS DECLINE OF DEMOCRACY

Clients: Freedom House

Faculty: Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby

Dangerous Decline of Democracy: Regression and Resilience

 

CENTRAL AMERICA SECURITY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Clients:

Faculty: Fulton Armstrong

Central America Security Challenges and Opportunities Deliverable

 

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND PEACEBUILDING

Clients: PartnersGlobal and Saferworld

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

PartnersGlobal Nigeria

PartnersGlobal Senegal

Saferworld: Conflict Transformation in Baltimore

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF PEACEBUILDING NGOs

Clients: Institute for Economics and Peace, International Peace and Security Institute, and Alliance for Peacebuilding

Faculty: Chic Dambach

Network Management Analysis Final Report

Institute for Economics and Peace GPI Ambassador Program: Mapping a Strategy

International Peace & Security Institute Practicum Final Report

 

ISSUES OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Clients: Patton Electronics, Arcade Holdings, LLC, and LCT Holdings Europe, LTD

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

 

U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

Clients: Rural Coalition and National Family Farm Coalition

Faculty: Garrett Graddy

 

U.S. POLICY TOWARD EGYPT

Clients: U.S. Department of State

Faculty: Gregory Aftandilian

U.S. Policy Toward Egypt Deliverable

 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND NATIONAL SECURITY

Clients: Airwars

Faculty: Jeffrey Bachman

 

GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: DESIGNING A WORLD BANK EDUCATION PROJECT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Clients: World Bank

Faculty: Mary Breeding

 

SERVICE SUCCESS: REFUGEE WORKFORCE PLACEMENT (ONLINE)

Clients:

Faculty: Sara Agarwal

 

SECURING SUSTAINABLE GAINS IN AFGHANISTAN (ONLINE)

Clients:

Faculty: Steve Dalzell

 

TRANSFORMATION, PEACEBUILDING, AND DEVELOPMENT

Clients: PartnersGlobal, Hearts of Gold, and Search for Common Ground

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: Aki Peritz

Triumph to Tribulations: An Analysis of the Islamic State's External Operations

 

THE DANGEROUS DECLINE OF DEMOCRACY: WHAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO

Client: National Endowment for Democracy

Faculty: Sally Shelton-Colby

Democracy in Danger

 

PUTTING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WORK: ALIGNING PRACTICE TO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Client: International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

Faculty: Gadi Ben-Yehuda

 

ASSESSING GLOBAL AND MILITARY TRENDS

Client: Chief of Staff of the Army, Strategic Studies Group

Faculty: Frank Mario 

U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACTS 

Clients: Rural Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition

Faculty: Professor Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

The US Farm Bill: Support for Producer Participation in Direct Marketing Campaigns - An analysis of fund allocation and program support

 

CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE 

Clients: World Bank and Transparency International

Faculty: Professor Dan Schneider

Transparency International

World Bank

 

UNDERSTANDING AND COMBATING TERRORISM

Clients: Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Faculty: Professor Dan Schneider

The Security Consequences of Pervasive Corruption

 

GREENPEACE, PROTEST TO POLITICS: TACTICS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS

Clients: Greenpeace USA

Faculty: Professor Victoria Kiechel

 

POST-KYOTO CLIMATE GOVERNANCE: MAKING REAL THE PARIS DEAL

Clients: World Resources Institure (WRI)

Faculty: Professor Sikina Jinnah

Final Deliverable: Post-Paris Climate Governance

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Clients: The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Section 1 Faculty: Professor Aki Peritz

Section 2 Faculty: Professor John Deni

How African Leaders view US and PRC Engagements on the Continent

Factors of Instability in Lebanon

 

ISSUES OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

Clients: Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), Freelusion, LLc., Vummber, LLC.

Faculty: Professor Catherine Bocskor

Multinational Best Practices for Advancing Female Employment in Saudi Arabia

 

ISSUES IN NGO LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Clients: Alliance for Peacebuilding, International Peace and Security Institute, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, Institute for Economics and Peace, Rotarian Action Groups for Peace

Faculty: Professor Charles F. "Chic" Dambach

Increasing the Global Impact of Peace

 

TRANSFORMATION, PEACEBUILDING, AND DEVELOPMENT

Clients: Dakar-based Soros Open Society Initiative for West Africa; The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) at the United States Department of State; Creative Associates International

Faculty: Professor Hrach Gregorian

Mapping the Illicit Mineral Trade

 

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

Clients: The International Student House (ISH), The Fulbright Association, Global Ties > U.S.

Faculty: Professor Sherry Lee Mueller

Making the Hard Case for Soft Power

 

CUBA: BROADENING NORMALIZATION

Clients: Major organizations interested in promoting trade and other aspects of U.S. - Cuba Relations

Faculty: Professor Fulton Armstrong

Cuba Broadening Normalization

 

CHILE AND DEMOCRACY PROMOTION

Clients: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State or the National Endowment for Democracy

Faculty: Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby

The National Endowment for Democracy

 

U.S. POLICY TOWARDS EGYPT: UNDERSTANDING THE NEED TO BALANCE DIVERGENT INTERESTS

Clients: Office of Egyptian Affairs at the State Department

Faculty: Gregory Aftandilian  

CHINA IN AFRICA

Client: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs

Faculty: Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby

An Examination of U.S. and Chinese Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

SUSTAINABLE INSTITUTION BUILDING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Client: U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program

Faculty: Professor Trace Lasley

 

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATIONS, PEACEBUILDING, AND HUMAN SECURITY

Client: N/A

Faculty: Professor Hrach Gregorian

Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Security Sector Reform

A Report on Lessons Learned and on the Way Forward in Reconciliation Programming

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: Professor Aki Peritz

Demographics and Risk Factors for the Conflict in Jordon and Lebanon

 

CLIMATE ETHICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Project 1: Corporate Markers Campaigning

Client: Greenpeace

Project 2: Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Client: World Wildlife Fund

Faculty: Professor Jeff Bachman

 

PROGRAM ASSESSMENT IN INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Client: Pxyera Global

Faculty: Professor Amanda Taylor 

KENYA: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Client: The Dignities Project

Faculty: Amanda Taylor

 

ISRAEL: WATER COOPERATION AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Client: Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Faculty: Eric Abitol and Ken Conca 

 

BRAZIL: RURAL DEVELOPMENT: PARTICIPATION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Client: Iracambi Research Center

Faculty: Eve Bratman

 U.S. POLICY DILEMMAS IN ARAB TRANSITION COUNTRIES

Client: U.S. Department of State

Faculty: Gregory Aftandilian

Recommendations from Strategic, Political and Economic Research Groups

 

ISSUES OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

Clients: Western Services Corporation, Go Green Compost US, and Cvent

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

Western Services Corporation: Exploring Market Demand for Simulation Software

Go Green Compost US: Final Report

Cvent: European Expansion Research

 

HUNGARIAN INNOVATION

Clients: The Hungarian National Office on Innovation (NIH)

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

Technology Transfer Across Cultures: A Comparative Study of Sustainable Practice in Hungary and the United States

 

MIGRATION PRESSURES: MOVING BEYOND THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Clients: Department of Homeland Security and embassies of the sending-country nations (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), State Department and the Foreign Relations Committees in the House and Senate

Faculty: Fulton T. Armstrong

Findings and Recommendations Briefing Package

 

TRANSFORMATION, PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT

Clients: Search for Common Ground, Partners for Democratic Change, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

Search for Common Ground: Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

Partners for Democratic Change: Pathways to Sustainable Mediation

Alliance for Peacebuilding: 

·     Executive Summary

·     Child Soldiers

·     Identity

·     Civil-Military Coordination

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Clients: The Atlantic Council, Save the Children, Women's Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE), and the Tor Project

Faculty: Eric J. Novotny

Save the Children: Emerging Issues in Global Urban Education

WAVE: Executive Summary and Recommendations

 

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN

Client: Inter-American Development Bank

Faculty: Luca Barbone

Crime and Violence in the Caribbean

Country Reports: 

·     Jamaica

·     Trinidad and Tobago

·     Suriname

·     Bahamas

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: Aki Peritz and John Deni

Drowning in Oil: Indicators of Instability in a Low Price Environment

 

CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE

Clients: World Bank, Transparency International—USA, and Global Financial Integrity

Faculty: Dan Schneider

Transparency International: Procurement Monitoring Project

World Bank: Assessment of Anti-Corruption Reform Entry Points (Presentation)

World Bank: Corruption Assessment Framework for Practitioners

 

COUNTER-TERRORISM

Client: US Department of Justice

Faculty: Trace Lasley

International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program Counterterrorism Training (Executive Summary)

 

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND NON-VIOLENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Clients: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Faculty: Jeff Bachman

The State of Whistleblower and Journalist Protections Globally

 

ISSUES IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

Clients: International Peace and Security Institute and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Faculty: Chic Dambach

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy: Organizational Analysis

International Peace and Security Institute: Final Report

 

A NEW GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Client: Natural Resources Defense Council

Faculty: S. Jacob Scherr

Cities on the Frontline: Taking Action to Combat Climate Change

Commitment Platforms for Action on Oceans

Sustainable Energy for All: Energizing Ambition for Global Energy Transformation

An Analysis of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

United States Cooperation with Developing Countries on Climate Change

 

U.S. FOOD/FARM BILL REFORM: AGRICULTURAL POLICY FOR (INTER)NATIONAL SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE

Clients: Rural Coalition (Coalición Rural) and the National Family Farm Coalition

Faculty: Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

 PRACTICA QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS AND PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH IN RURAL SIERRA LEONE

Client: Children in Crisis

Faculty: Susan Shepler

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: Aki Peritz

 

HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT ANALYSIS

Client: Nomogaia

Faculty: John Richardson

 

THE ROLE OF NATO IN US NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Client: RAND Corporation

Faculty: Stuart Johnson

 

TRANSFORMATION, PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT

Clients: Global Communities, US State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian 

ASSESSING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Client: Teach for China (Teach for All network)

Faculty: Amanda Taylor

 

WATER, COOPERATION AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Clients: Arava Institute of Environmental Studies

Faculty: Eric Abitbol and Ken Conca

The Peacebuilding Impact of Joint Israeli-Palestinian Wastewater Projects

 

Forests and Livelihoods: Rural Development in Brazil

Clients: Iracambi Research Center

Faculty: Eve Bratman

Livelihoods and the Rural Exodus in Rosario da Limeira, Brazil

CORPORATE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA

Client: World Resources Institute

Faculty: Judith Shapiro

Chinese Investment in the Peruvian Mining Sector: Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF AU’S CARBON OFFSETS PURCHASES

Clients: American University Office of Sustainability and University for Peace, Costa Rica

Faculty: Chris O'Brien

 

U.S. FARM BILL: AGRICULTURAL POLICY FOR (INTER)-National Social and Ecological Resilience

Clients: Rural Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition

Faculty: Adam Diamond

 

ANALYSIS OF U.S. POLICY TOWARD EGYPT

Client: U.S. Department of State

Faculty: Gregory Aftandilian

 

U.S. DEMOCRACY PROMOTION IN JORDAN

Clients: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Faculty: Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby

The Road to Democracy: Assessing NDI's Programs in Jordan

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

Civil War Termination: Applying Historical Lessons to the Syrian Conflict

 

ENGAGING AND STRENGTHENING THE SECURITY SECTOR IN BALKAN, CAUCASUS, AND CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES

Client: Office of the Secretary of Defense, RAND Corporation

Faculty: Stuart E. Johnson

Building Partner Capacity in the South Caucases

 

INNOVATION IN HUNGARY

Clients: The Hungarian National Office of Innovation, Hazikence, MiniBrake

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

Crowdfunding in Hungary: Analysis & Opportunities

Business Recommendation & Expansion Opportunities for Hazikence Tanoda

 

ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

Clients: International Trade Administration, Blackboard

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

 

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

Clients: International Student House in Washington DC, the Hague University for Applied Sciences, Global Ties U.S., Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange

Faculty: Sherry Lee Mueller

International Student House: The International Student Journey into the United States and the Netherlands: A Comparative Analysis

Global Ties U.S.: Volunteer Engagement and Multi-Generational Collaboration

Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange: Re-Branding Advocacy: Navigating Member Communications in a Digital World

 

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND NON-VIOLENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Clients: Freedom House Global, Freedom House MENA Region, Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain

Faculty: Jeff Bachman

Freedom House Global: Gender Equity Programming Cycle

Freedom House MENA: Gender Equity in the Middle East: Integrating Men and Boys

ADHRB: Slaving Away: Migrant Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the Gulf

 

TRANSFORMATION AND PEACEBUILDING

Clients: Global Communities, Alliance for Peacebuilding, State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Clients: Save the Children, Atlantic Council, New America Foundation, Woman Alliance for Virtual Exchange

Faculty: Eric J. Novotny

 

Reforming Policy, Coordination and Implementation of U.S. Foreign Aid

Clients: USAID Africa Bureau, Department of Justice

Faculty: Irving Rosenthal

Food Security in Ethiopia

TRANSFORMATION AND PEACEBUILDING IN SOCIETIES IN TRANSITION

Client: Partners for Democratic Change and Global Communities

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

Moving Forward: USAID and Local Capacity Development

USAID Ejo Heza: Brighter Future

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

 

GLOBAL DEFENSE EXPORTS

Client: Aerospace Industry Association

Faculty: Frank Kenlon 

WATER, COOPERATION, AND PEACE

Clients: Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and the Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group

Faculty: Eric Abitbol

Final Report

CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN TRANSITIONING DEMOCRACIES

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

A Conceptual Model of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building - Integrating the Field

Working in the Nexus of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building

USAID/HIGA UBEHO "Be Determined and Live"

Partners Yemen and the Nexus Model

 

CROSS CULTURAL COLLABORATION IN GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS: DISABILITY, DEVELOPMENT, AND DIPLOMACY

Faculty: Derrick L. Cogburn

 

DRIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICT IN THE MEKONG RIVER BASIN

Faculty: Ken Conca

 

FARMERS, FAIRNESS & THE FARM BILL

Faculty: Garrett Graddy

 

FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Faculty: Joseph McMillan

 

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

 

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL FLOWS AND TRANSNATIONAL INVESTMENT: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES

Faculty: Judith Shapiro

Final report

 

ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

 

LOCAL-SCALE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Faculty: Victoria Kiechel

Final report

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE ARCTIC

Faculty: Dennis Clare

 

PROGRAM EVALUATION OF HEALTH PREVENTION IN RWANDA

Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

 

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Faculty: The Honorable Jill Schuker

Final report

 

Strategic Communication

Faculty: Eric Novotny

Cycling in Latin America and the Caribbean final report

Urban Child Protection

Urban Hunger and Livelihoods

Urban Hunger and Livelihoods and Child Protection Executive Summary

Cybernauts

 

SUPPORTING YOUTH PRACTITIONERS: ENHANCING THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN DEVELOPMENT

Faculty: Loubna Skalli-Hanna

 

U.S. FOOD/FARM BILL REFORM: AGRICULTURAL POLICY FOR SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE

Faculty: Victoria Kiechel 

CHINA, LATIN AMERICA, AND CHALLENGES FOR USFP

Faculty: Sally Shelton-Colby

Final report

 

COUNTERTERRORISM 

Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

Final report

 

NON-PROLIFERATION

Faculty: Whitney Raas

Final report

 

STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING RISK

Faculty: Thierry van Bastelaer

Health Finance final report

Climate Change final report

Food Security final report

YOUTH TO YOUTH: MEASURING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Client: Search for Common Ground

Faculty: Susan Shepler

Youth to Youth: Measuring Youth Engagement