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Transparent Engagement

As a school dedicated to solving real world public problems, we recognize the strong value of faculty engagement with public and private actors outside of HKS. The school seeks to advance and strengthen our connections to the world of practice in both its scholarship and teaching. We will continue to promote and support these activities as appropriate.

At the same time, as a school dedicated to advancing the public interest, the reputations of individual faculty members, the School, the University, and the credibility of our work itself can be damaged by potential conflicts of interest. To address this, the University and the School have adopted a set of disclosure and conflict of interest policies. Such policies aim to balance the value of involvement with the real world actors we seek to understand, the legitimate desire of the public for transparency, and the autonomy and privacy interests of individual members of the faculty. A simple summary of our goal is "transparent engagement."

This website is one of many tools available to HKS faculty to facilitate public disclosure of their outside professional activities.

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