Work with thought leaders and academic experts in international relations

Companies can benefit from working with academic researchers in international relations in several ways. Firstly, these researchers possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of global political and economic dynamics, providing valuable insights for companies operating in international markets. Secondly, they have access to extensive networks of experts, policymakers, and industry professionals around the world, facilitating collaborations and partnerships. Thirdly, academic researchers can provide expert analysis and research on geopolitical risks, helping companies make informed decisions and mitigate potential challenges. Additionally, these researchers can assist in navigating complex international regulations and cultural nuances, ensuring successful market entry and expansion. Lastly, collaborating with international relations researchers can enhance a company's reputation as a thought leader in global affairs and demonstrate a commitment to responsible and ethical business practices.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in international relations include Julie Klinger, Martin Brauch, Dr. Jermaine McCalpin, Dan Baack, Dr. Nadia Lahdili, PhD, Jackson Ewing, and Ernesto Gallo.

Dr. Jermaine McCalpin

Chair, African and African American Studies at New Jersey City University
Research Expertise (7)
Truth Commissions
Political Science and International Relations
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I am an academic thought leader, author, internationally recognized expert and consultant on transitional justice, genocides, reparations, and truth commissions. I have travelled to Ghana, South Africa, Cambodia, and Armenia and across the US and Canada presenting on the Armenian genocide, reparations for slavery and Native American genocides. I have written several articles, book chapters and co-edited volumes on truth commissions, restorative justice, genocides and reparations. I have also authored two books in grief and loss. I am currently Associate Professor and Chair of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. I was previously Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona (2007-2016). I attended the distinguished Calabar High School ( Jamaica) from 1989 -1996. I received his B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations (First Class Honours) in 1999 and M.Sc. (2002) from The University of the West Indies, Mona. I was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Graduate Fellowship between 2000-2002. I later earned his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from Brown University. For stellar contributions to academia, in 2021 I was awarded The UWI Pelican Award, the highest accolade commended by the UWI Alumni Association to a fellow alumni for global distinction in his field of expertise. In December 2021 I awarded the Distinguished Educator Award by the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association USA for stellar contributions to the field of education in the diaspora. I have a passion for education, social justice, and mentoring. And I help to mold the lives of many young men at Calabar, UWI and across Jamaica. I serve as Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Calabar Old Boys’ Association in Jamaica and the Director of Academic Enrichment for the Calabar Alumni NY Chapter. I am 2nd Vice President of the Community Education Council of District 29 in New York City. I am Chairman of the Each One Reach One Foundation. I am a frequent contributor to current affairs programmes in Jamaica, the UK, Canada, Armenia, and the United States

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Example international relations projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on international relations?

Market Entry Strategy

An international relations researcher can assist a company in developing a comprehensive market entry strategy for a new country. They can analyze political, economic, and cultural factors to identify potential risks and opportunities, and provide recommendations on market positioning, local partnerships, and regulatory compliance.

Geopolitical Risk Assessment

Companies operating in multiple countries face geopolitical risks that can impact their operations. An academic researcher in international relations can conduct a thorough risk assessment, analyzing factors such as political stability, conflicts, and trade policies. This assessment can help companies anticipate and mitigate potential risks, ensuring business continuity.

Cross-Cultural Communication Training

Effective communication is crucial for companies operating in diverse cultural contexts. An international relations researcher can provide cross-cultural communication training, helping employees understand cultural nuances, communication styles, and business etiquette in different countries. This training can enhance intercultural collaboration and improve business relationships.

Policy Analysis and Advocacy

Companies often need to navigate complex policy landscapes and advocate for their interests. An academic researcher in international relations can provide policy analysis, identifying relevant regulations and their implications. They can also assist in developing advocacy strategies and engaging with policymakers to shape favorable policies.

Global Market Research

Expanding into new international markets requires thorough market research. An international relations researcher can conduct comprehensive global market research, analyzing consumer behavior, market trends, and competitive landscapes. This research can inform companies' market entry strategies and help them identify untapped opportunities.