Thinking About a Policy-Oriented PhD in International Relations?

Oct 06, 2017

Two CC Summer Seminar alumni, Nathaniel Allen and Bradley Potter, collaborate to co-author an article for War on the Rocks. 

Joined by fellow International Relations PhD candidate Torrey Taussig, they breakdown the common motivation for pursuing a policy-relevant doctoral degree. Drawing from their time at Beaver Creek, they provide lessons learned and find that "a policy-oriented PhD is not for most people interested in pure scholarship or policymaking." Instead, they argue that "the policy world should be explicitly sought by a subset of researchers who earnestly want to bend their analytical skills to inform policymaking." 

Read the full article here