Diplomacy Lab

The Weiser Diplomacy Center serves as U-M’s administrative hub for the program.
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Through the Weiser Diplomacy Center, U-M became one of 40 partner universities nationwide offering students to participate in the Diplomacy Lab, a program run by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships.

Diplomacy Lab aims to broaden the State Department’s research base and engage students from partner  universities to help tackle pressing, policy-relevant questions posed by active State Department officials. Read about recent experiences.

How does Diplomacy Lab work?

A list of proposed projects is shared with universities that are participating in Diplomacy Lab. Faculty at partner universities “bid” on the projects they’d like to lead a student team in researching during the next semester. Research can be conducted as part of a course, an independent study arrangement, or as an extracurricular activity.


Current projects

Will I Get a Fair Trial in Latin America: Assessing inclusion, equity and accessibility in the criminal legal systems of the Western Hemisphere*, Sarah DeStefano, MPP'23, Maria Alejandra Fuentes Diestra, MPP'23, Sharon Ceron Espinosa, MPP'23, Elina Morrison, MPP'23, Rene Rosas Escalona, MPP'23, Dr. Amy Beck Harris (Faculty Advisor), Fall 2022, *Disclaimer: The views expressed in this paper are the authors’ and do not reflect the position of the United States government
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