A Gap Exists! (But it is Smaller and More Specific Than You Think)Written by on November 7, 2014
In recent decades, many who are involved in international relations and foreign policy have bemoaned the increasing divide between what practitioners do and the issues scholars research. Accusations from both sides have detailed what appear to be entrenched institutional cultures with few possibilities for change.
Cooperation and Competition in Large ClassroomsWritten by on October 23, 2014
Instructors of large classes often face challenges with student motivation. The classroom incentive structure – grades, extra credit, and instructor and peer acknowledgement – may shape student motivations to engage in their studies.
Why Govern? The Strategic, Functional, and Normative Logics of Global GovernanceWritten by on September 28, 2014
Global governance is one of the most critical subjects in international relations scholarship and policymaking today.
Policy Brief: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Responsibility to ProtectWritten by on August 27, 2014
An OEF Research report authored by Ken Scott and Laura Rhodes reviewed international and national legal systems, laws, and practices regarding applicable norms and corporate responsibilities related to human rights abuses, and more specifically, mass atrocities.
The Systematic Prosecution of Somali Pirate Leadership and the Primacy of Multi-Level CooperationWritten by on August 15, 2014
Since 2010, well over $100 million has been spent on investigating, prosecuting, and imprisoning pirates operating off the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been subject to two related criticisms.
Re-Balancing the G-20 From Efficiency to LegitimacyWritten by on July 7, 2014
Research by Professors Andrew F. Cooper and Bessma Momani published in Global Governance focused on the evolution and impact of the Global Governance Group as a mechanism for linking G-20 and non-G-20 states and enhancing the legitimacy and potential effectiveness of the G-20 on the global stage.
The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in PeacebuildingWritten by on June 10, 2014
A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key implications from this research for policy and practice.