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TRANSPARENT ENGAGEMENT

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 Robert Paarlberg

1. Compensated external consulting since January 2011:

Chicago Council on Global Affairs (authored 2012 Progress Report on U.S. Agricultural Development Assistance Policy)

International Food Policy Research Institute (authored 2012 Impact Assessment of international conference on agriculture, nutrition and health)

International Food Policy Research Institute (member of external advisory committee to "Agriculture for Nutrition and Health" research program.

Member of external advisory board for VALGEN (publicly funded, Canadian university-based research consortium)

Advisor to United Nations funded project on volatility in international commodity markets, chaired by Prof. Per Pinstrup-Andersen at Cornell University

2. Compensated external speaking since January 2011: Cornell University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, University of Alberta, the Nitze School, Purdue, Wisconsin, Oregon Humanities, North Carolina State, McGill University, Rutgers.

3. Compensated publishing since January 2011: periodic columns for China Daily.

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