Traditional Peace and Security

AI and Machine Learning in the U.S. Military Context

By mwd / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on AI and Machine Learning in the U.S. Military Context

The challenges: Determining in which stages of development or deployment of technology to engage with machine learning, using a just war logic Choosing to closely engage with a military project as a critical scholar, given that the use of the project may result in the loss of human life The background and policy setting: John […]

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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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Requests for Revisions That Go Against One’s Findings

By mwd / March 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Requests for Revisions That Go Against One’s Findings

The Challenge: Responding to requests for substantive revisions to consultancy work that go against one’s findings, analysis, or professional opinion The Background and Policy Setting: King is a political scientist committed to conducting policy-relevant research related to war, peace, development, and education. Over the past 15 years, alongside her university-based work, she has partnered with […]

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Engaging with Business to Encourage Responsible Behavior

By mwd / February 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Engaging with Business to Encourage Responsible Behavior

Reflections on Ethics and Policy EngagementSie Center, University of Denver The challenges: How to collaborate with business representatives in ways that generate fruitful conversations while maintaining your own integrity and reputation How to recommend partnerships with business to solve global problems without damaging the partners’ reputation and legitimacy or providing business with a shield against […]

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How to engage with companies

By ahm@reed.edu / February 16, 2022 / Comments Off on How to engage with companies

My research has generated findings that could improve corporate social responsibility but I am worried that it could also enhance the power of companies that take my advice. Are there ways to engage with the private sector that avoids the potential for giving large companies even more power than they already have?

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Ethics of Engagement and Sources of Funding

By mwd / January 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Ethics of Engagement and Sources of Funding

The challenges: How to fund policy relevant research without compromising ethics. The complexities of managing government funding. The dilemmas of private foundation funding. The positionality of funding dilemmas. The background and policy setting: All scholars need funding for research. Sometimes we need to pay for field research, sometimes for surveys. Sometimes – indeed, often – […]

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Matrix: writing for policy audiences, economic/tech space

By mwd / December 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Matrix: writing for policy audiences, economic/tech space

The challenge: Providing policy advice on corporate engagement to one’s university from a human rights perspective, while being far removed from corporate decision-making. Providing advice to the university as a professor but in a context that operates according to different norms from her teaching and research responsibilities. The background and policy setting: Hertel became an […]

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Sie Center Ethics of Engagement