Diplomacy Lab

Launched in 2013 by Secretary John F. Kerry, the Diplomacy Lab enables the Department of State to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy and global issues by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty at universities across the country. The Diplomacy Lab emerged from Secretary Kerry’s commitment to engage people in the work of diplomacy and the imperative to broaden the State Department’s research base in response to a proliferation of complex global challenges. Administered by the University Center for International Studies, the Diplomacy Lab at Pitt offers graduate students the opportunity to:

  • explore real-world challenges identified by the Department
  • work under the guidance of faculty members with expertise in a field related to the project
  • interact with State Department officials several times throughout the semester
  • contribute directly to the policymaking process, while helping the State Department tap into an underutilized reservoir of intellectual capital

Are you a faculty member looking to incorporate the Diplomacy Lab in your graduate classroom or working group? Are you a graduate student interested to pursue this opportunity in your coursework and professional development?
UCIS holds information sessions in February and September. Stay tuned to our Events Calendar. Or contact UCIS Diplomacy Lab Coordinator Zsuzsánna Magdó by phone, (417) 648 7423, or by email, zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu.