sceoep-engagement-experience: Writing for policy audiences with which the scholar is connected

Compensation for meetings/presentations

From time to time I’m asked to give presentations to either corporate audiences or people/organizations in the NGO or foundation space. While many of these organizations are exciting to work/talk with and I always will schedule an initial meeting/chat “for free,” sometimes these meetings lead to requested presentations and/or longer meetings. At what point and …

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Passing judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies ?

Is it really my place as an academic researcher to pass judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies in areas that align with my expertise? After all, my research is unbiased and well executed. Isn’t it better that I provide clients with sound academic research rather than turn down their work, which increases the …

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Engaging to Encourage a Global NATO

The challenges: How to present novel, controversial ideas without damaging one’s credibility in the policy circles in which one travels How to present views that may be considered extreme, with the goal of reframing the policy space on a particular issue The background and policy setting: James Goldgeier has worked for many years on NATO. …

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Sie Center Ethics of Engagement