[PAST EVENT] PIPS Project on International Peace & Security W&M Campus Symposium

April 23, 2014
3:30pm - 5pm
Sadler Center, Chesapeake C
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Enjoy brief presentations by six students addressing emerging challenges to international stability followed by a discussion.

PIPS is an undergraduate think tank based at the College of William & Mary that bridges the gap between the policy and academic communities in the area of undergraduate education.

This year, our research fellows are presenting policy white papers on a wide range of topics, including:

Promoting the benefits of U.S. foreign aid conditionality among Africans to offset growing Chinese involvement in Africa;

The potential threat of and methods for regulating cryptocurrencies;

Using U.S. facilitated natural gas deals to stabilize the Saudi Arabian economy in the medium term to enable long-term reform;

A soft pivot to Asia that emphasizes the creation of numerous small capacity-building bases that rely on the logic of deterrence to defend allies and avoid provoking China;

The promise of geographic information systems for understanding the connection between foreign aid and militancy;

Combating urban no-go zones in the developing world by encouraging grassroots security initiatives and governance.