Josef Korbel School of International Studies - Ethics of Engagement

Panel Question

Thomas Schelling testifies before Congress in October, 1969

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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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Ethics of Engagement in Virtual Research Platforms

COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we carryout our daily activities. Research activities is no exemption in this case. I am therefore curious to learn from scholars on the ethics of engagement in virtual research platforms. Thank you.

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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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

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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Political Economy Analysis with an International Organization

I have been invited by an international organization to engage in a political economy / institutional analysis. I have limited specific expertise on the country in question — but considerable experience with such work in other countries in the region that could be helpful for comparative purposes. I think I could contribute important analytical perspective …

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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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