As a school committed to solving real world public problems, we recognize and support the significant value of faculty engagement with public and private actors outside of HKS. At the same time, as a school dedicated to serving the public interest, we understand that in the public mind and often in academia, the independence of research findings, policy analysis, public positions, and even teaching can be questioned when it is funded by or when the author receives significant outside support from a company, industry, national government or other organization which may have a financial, ideological, or political stake in that academic work.
To address this concern, Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School have adopted a set of disclosure and conflict of interest policies. The 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 faculty members. A simple summary of our goal is "transparent engagement." This website is one of many tools available to our faculty for the purpose of public disclosure.
Outside Professional Activities For Akash Deep
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), international arbitration institution, part of the World Bank Group, Financial Expert for the Tribunal, 2011 onwards, paid.
World Bank, international financial institution, consultant and speaker on Public-Private Partnerships, 2011 onwards, paid
International Finance Corporation, international financial institution, consultant and speaker on infrastructure finance, project finance, and Public-Private Partnerships, 2011 onwards, paid
Inter-American Development Bank, international financial institution, speaker on Public-Private Partnerships, 2011, paid
Government of Kazakhstan, national government, consultant on financial policy, 2011 onwards, paid
KPMG, professional services company, speaker on corporate risk management, 2011, paid
Bank for International Settlements, international financial institution, advisor and speaker on infrastructure finance, 2014, paid
King Abdullah Economic City, urban megaproject, speaker on Public-Private Partnerships, 2014
Federal Highway Administration, United States government institution, expert technical consultant on transport Public-Private Partnerships, 2013 onwards