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Research Roadmap: Ethics in Research

Upholding ethical standards in research

The Research Roadmap series provides research and career advice for graduate students interested in global development.

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST


Gunn SIEPR Building


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Stanford graduate students were invited to join us for a research skills refresher: best practices upholding ethical standards in research, particularly when working in low- and middle-income countries.

Professors Arun Chandrasekhar and Thomas Hansen explored the landscape of ethical considerations in global development research. With perspectives from different academic fields, the speakers addressed the ethical dimensions of data management, privacy, and the responsible communication of research findings, while sharing best practices around upholding ethical standards in research particularly when working in communities in low- and middle-income countries.

About the Speakers:

Arun Chandrasekhar, Faculty Affiliate at the King Center on Global Development

Arun Chandrasekhar

Arun Chandrasekhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. His work focuses on research that improves our understanding of the impact of networks on economic interactions. He works on development economics and studies the role that social networks play in developing countries.

Thomas Hansen, Faculty Affiliate at the King Center on Global Development

Thomas Hansen

Thomas Hansen is the Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Anthropology. He founded and directed Stanford’s Center for South Asia from 2010 to 2017. Hansen is an anthropologist of political life, ethno-religious identities, violence, and urban life in South Asia and Southern Africa. He has multiple theoretical and disciplinary interests from political theory and continental philosophy to psychoanalysis, comparative religion, and contemporary urbanism.

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