About IPD

Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) is a student-driven research lab that provides mentored opportunities for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict and peace-building, foreign assistance, poverty alleviation, good governance, economic development, human rights, and more. IPD’s goals are to provide on-campus experiential learning, applied training, and international professional opportunities to UT students. Since 2013, we have supported 900+ student researchers. IPD students have won prestigious fellowships, and alumni have embarked on impressive careers in academia as well as at the World Bank, UN agencies, the US State Department, USAID, global non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and the private sector.

Our Mission 

GDIL Text: Our faculty and student affiliates are committed to promoting a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts in which such information is generated. Our hope is that such research will generate policy recommendations and solutions.  

We encourage student interest in the Lab. UT undergraduate and graduate students are urged to visit our “Get Involved” page. GDIL regularly partners with other research groups across campus and outside clients. If you have a project you would like to collaborate on, reach out to us through the form at the bottom of the page. 

Our People

We are building a network of interdisciplinary scholars. We know that great research begins with empowered researchers. Meet our team and get in touch!

Our Research

Learn more about our research focus. Our goal is to provide faculty and student researchers with the resources they need to complete world class research on the global dimensions of disinformation and misinformation.

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