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 Stephen Walt
Governing Council, American Political Science Association. Member since 2011. Academic/Professional Association
Board of Overseers, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Member since 2011. Academic
Board of Governors, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Member since 2012. Academic
Cornell University Press. Co-editor of Studies in Security Affairs since 1993. Academic.
Foreign Policy magazine. Contributing Editor since 2009. For-profit publication.
National Intelligence Council. Consultant in 2011. Government
Invited speaker: Army War College, Naval War College, Institute of International and European Studies (Dublin), Conference on US-Asian Relations (South Korea), Rahmanian Annual Seminar (Saudi Arabia), Johns Hopkins University, Hamilton Hall Lecture Series (Salem, MA), Cape Ann Forum, Midcoast Forum on World Affairs (Maine), Vietnamese Diplomatic Academy (Hanoi), the Palestine Center (Washington, DC), Boston Bar Association, Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung, University of Lille, the Center for the National Interest, Stanford University, Sasekawa Peace Foundation (Tokyo).