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Rigor, Relevance, and Responsibility

Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

Academics in the field of international relations find themselves in a difficult moment. Many face mounting pressure and inducements to engage with policymakers and in the policy process, and  many are working to facilitate constructive academic-policy engagement. Yet, academics receive little training about the ethical considerations these activities engender. This program, titled "Rigor, Relevance, and Responsibility," is designed to make ethical considerations an integral part of policy-relevant research and engagement. The program develops knowledge around, and informs the practice of, responsible engagement so that future generations of academics can engage in the policy world with confidence and clarity.