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IPSI 2016: Dos and Don'ts of op-ed writing with @Autumnsan1 and @aschmemann pic.twitter.com/3RIbshF73m

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Thanks for joining us to talk about writing for policy journals and mags @JacobHeilbrunn @sfheuser @atjlennon pic.twitter.com/EmNqEmjVnm

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@StephenTankel Peter Feaver & Dafna Hochman Rand meet w/ IPSI 2016 faculty to discuss connecting w/ policy community pic.twitter.com/59Dsk9uaQa

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Congrats to all @CarnegieCorp Fellows including former GW colleague @abuaardvark and @BtGProjectDC alum @SeverineAR carnegie.org/news/articles/… Retweeted by

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Looks like I am returning to DC to blog a gap or two @BtGProjectDC on June 7th. So, who is up for drinks on D-Day plus 72 (yrs)? Retweeted by

BTG Director @BWJ777 warns of Western democracies' witch's brew thehill.com/blogs/pundits-… via @thehill

BTG fellow @jumacdo and NEFP alum Jaquelyn Schneider: Views from the Ground on the A-10 Debate warontherocks.com/2016/03/views-… via @warontherocks

BTG is excited to be promoting our work and our alumni at #ISA2016. If you are in ATL come say hi! pic.twitter.com/8PR4mqBhGB

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  • Congratulations to BTG directors Naazneen Barma and Brent Durbin, along with BTG fellows Eric Lorber and Rachel Whitlark for their work and recent publication of “Imagine a World in Which” in International Studies Perspective (ISP). The article discusses the use of scenario analysis as a method for generating and developing innovative research ideas and showcases how it has been invaluable to participants during BTG’s New Era Foreign Policy Conference.

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These institutes are designed to train, develop and mentor scholars who seek to pursue policy-relevant research and theoretically grounded policy work. The New Era Foreign Policy Conference (NEFP) is open to doctoral students and recent PhDs and is held at American University. The International Policy Summer Institute (IPSI) is open to professors of all ranks and post-docs and is held at American University. Applications for both institutes open in the fall.