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Virtual Workshop: Preparing Early-Career Scholars: Advising on Ethical Research in Communities under Duress

Many political scientists, both within and beyond the academy, conduct research in circumstances in which they, their research subjects, or their research collaborators may be under duress—among refugees or the very poor, in violent conflict, under autocratic regimes. What are their ethical obligations to themselves, their collaborators, their subjects and the research enterprise as a whole? How should department graduate advisors and PhD committees ensure that their students are properly prepared not only to comply with IRB requirements but conduct ethical, responsible and constructive inquiry? 

Join us for a virtual workshop examining the ethical dimensions of conducting research in and on communities under duress, specifically in refugee and very poor populations, in violent conflicts, and in authoritarian settings. Part presentation and part collaborative discussion, we invite attendees to learn about and offer feedback on our simple assessment tool that PhD students (and other researchers) can use to examine the ethical dimensions of their proposed research. Our workshop is intended for faculty who advise and mentor graduate students, but we welcome all scholars interested in discussing mechanisms to better prepare researchers in conducting ethical, responsible, and constructive social inquiry.


Lisa Anderson, Columbia University 

Rabab El Mahdi,The American University in Cairo

Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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An APSA Special Projects Fund Initiaitve

Option 1 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm Tuesday, November 15, 2022




Option 2 -  1:30pm - 3pm, Friday, November 18, 2022

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