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Elizabeth D. Rockwell Scholars-in-Residence Program on Ethics and Leadership

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Public Affairs supports a Scholars-in-Residence program that brings to campus for one week each year distinguished scholars or practitioners to engage in various ethics or leadership activities (give a public lecture, meet with faculty to discuss curriculum or program development, read and comment on faculty works-in-progress, meet with classes or student groups, etc.).

The Scholars-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $12,500 plus expenses for travel, hotel, and meals. Higher stipends might be approved by the Oversight Committee in special cases.  One or several awards might be offered each year. At the discretion of the Oversight Committee, the Visiting Seminar Professor will be rotated between colleges and departments or opened to a nomination process. Colleges and departments will be expected to provide an agenda and work space for the scholar-in-residence’s visit (e.g., daily schedule, a temporary office if necessary) but it is expected that the scholars will also interact with EDR Center faculty and in most cases give a public lecture or host a public event.  The scholar-in-residence program is meant to strengthen relationships between the Hobby School and different entities on campus so that we can better work together on issues related to ethics and leadership from multi-disciplinary perspectives. 

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