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Spring 2016 Practica 

U.S. Agricultural Policy: Domestic and International Impacts Clients: Rural Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition
Faculty: Professor Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

Final Deliverable: 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

Final Deliverable: Transparency International

Final Deliverable: 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 

Final Deliverable: The Security Consequences of Pervasive Corruption

Final Deliverable: Effective Interviewing Techniques for Police in Terrorism Investigations

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

Final Deliverable: How African Leaders view US and PRC Engagements on the Continent

Final Deliverable: Factors of Instability in Lebanon

Issues of Multinational Enterprises
Clients: Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), Freelusion, LLc., Vummber, LLC.
Faculty: Professor Catherine Bocskor

Final Deliverable: 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

Final Deliverable: 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

Final Deliverable: Mapping the Illicit Mineral Trade

Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange Understanding
Clients: The International Student House (ISH), The Fulbright Association, Global Ties > U.S.
Faculty: Professor Sherry Lee Mueller 

Final Report: 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

Final Report: 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

Final Deliverable: 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
Professor: Gregory Aftandilian

Fall 2015 Practica

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

Summer 2015 Practica

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 
Faculty: Eve Bratman
Client: Iracambi Research Center

Spring 2015 Practica 

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: Primary client: Department of Homeland Security. Secondary clients include 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

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
View final reports at


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Fall 2014 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

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Summer 2014 Practica

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

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Spring 2014 Practica

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 | PowerPoint

Intelligence Analysis
Client: Defense Intelligence Agency
Faculty: David Martin-McCormick
Civil War Termination: Applying Historical Lessons to the Syrian Conflict | Executive Summary | Infographic

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 | PowerPoint
Global Ties U.S.: Volunteer Engagement and Multi-Generational Collaboration | Webinar | PowerPoint
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 | PowerPoint
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 | Advocacy Page

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
Framework for Evaluating Local Partnerships | Logical Framework
Food Security in Ethiopia | PowerPoint

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Fall 2013 Practica

Transformation and Peacebuilding in Societies in Transition
Client: Partners for Democratic Change (Final Report) and Global Communities (Final Report)
Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

Intelligence Analysis
Client: Defense Intelligence Agency
Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

Global Defense Exports
Client: Aerospace Industry Association
Faculty: Frank Kenlon

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Summer 2013 Practicum

Water, Cooperation, and Peace
Clients: Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and the Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (Final Report)
Faculty: Eric Abitbol

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Spring 2013 Practica

Conflict Resolution and Change Management in Transitioning Democracies
Faculty: Hrach Gregorian - A Conceptual Model of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building - Integrating the Field (PDF) | Working in the Nexus of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building (PDF) | USAID/HIGA UBEHO "Be Determined and Live" (PDF) | Partners Yemen and the Nexus Model (PDF)

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 - final report

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 – includes overseas travel - final report (PDF)
Faculty: Judith Shapiro

Issues in International Economics and Business
Faculty: Catherine Bocskor

Local-scale Sustainable Design in Washington, D.C.
Faculty: Victoria Kiechel - final report (PDF)

National Security and the Arctic
Faculty: Dennis Clare

Program Evaluation of Health Prevention in Rwanda - includes overseas travel
Faculty: Hrach Gregorian

Public Diplomacy
The Honorable Jill Schuker - final report (PDF)

Strategic Communication
Faculty: Eric Novotny - Cycling in Latin America and the Caribbean final report (PDF) | Urban Child Protection (PDF) | Urban Hunger and Livelihoods (PDF) | Urban Hunger and Livelihoods and Child Protection Executive Summary (PDF) | Cybernauts (PDF)

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

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Fall 2012 Practica

China, Latin America, and Challenges for USFP - final report
Faculty: Sally Shelton-Colby

Counterterrorism - final report
Faculty: David Martin-McCormick

Non-Proliferation - final report
Faculty: Whitney Raas

Strategies for Managing Risk - Health Finance final report | Climate Change final report | Food Security final report
Faculty: Thierry van Bastelaer

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Spring 2012 Practicum

Youth to Youth: Measuring Student Engagement
Client: Search for Common Ground
Faculty: Susan Shepler
Youth to Youth: Measuring Youth Engagement

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