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The Ethics of Engagement: research, knowledge exchange, and the military sector

This short workshop will bring together interested academics to debate the opportunities, challenges, goals and ethical issues involved in building collaborative relationships between researchers and military personnel, organisations, and campaign groups.

The group will also discuss knowledge-exchange and research-outreach on military matters more generally (e.g. the glorification of war, the promotion of peace). Participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas, without any pressure to find consensus.

The discussion will open with short presentations by three academic staff (Dr Kenneth Mavor, Dr Laura Mills, and Dr Roddy Brett) with recent experience of knowledge-exchange and research-outreach in military contexts or on military topics. One aim of the workshop is to support researchers conducting and negotiating knowledge-exchange partnerships at present; another is to help researchers to think creatively and ethically about impact opportunities in the future.

This workshop is open to postgraduate students (taught and research) as well as academic staff. A light lunch will be provided.

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