Josef Korbel School of International Studies - Ethics of Engagement

Panel Question

Thomas Schelling testifies before Congress in October, 1969

American/Comparative Public Policy

Passing judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies ?

By / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 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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Russian scholars–how to respond

By / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Russian scholars–how to respond

At the moment, universities and colleges in the United States are looking for ways to increase pressure on the Russian regime to reverse their invasion of Ukraine. Gov Polis has advised CO higher ed institutions to not only divest, but to terminate contracts and grants that were in collaboration with Russian institutions. Is this the […]

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Engaging with identity politics during times of heightened polarization

By mwd / January 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Engaging with identity politics during times of heightened polarization

The challenges: How to show the value of diversity and intersectionality for policymaking in an era of heightened polarization. How to effectively contribute to the policy arena as a black feminist when your expertise is in question from the gate given who you are. How to push against situations where your identity brings diversity, but […]

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Engaging to Reform U.S. Democracy Promotion

By mwd / December 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Engaging to Reform U.S. Democracy Promotion

Background and Policy Setting Catherine Herrold studies how local civic actors—including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), grassroots groups, and philanthropic foundations—promote economic development and democratic political reform. Her first book project examined how leaders of Egyptian NGOs and foundations understood the concept of “democracy” and promoted it in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. In […]

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Engaging to Encourage a Global NATO

By mwd / October 22, 2021 / Comments Off on 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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