Board of Advisors

Jenik Radon

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University


Mr. Radon is Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and recipient of SIPA's "Top Five" teaching award. His Capstone class won the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs; in 2012 he was Fulbright Specialist, Makerere University Law School, Uganda.

Mr. Radon has a vast global resume that includes Visiting Professor, Monterrey Tech, Queretaro, Mexico, where he was named Distinguished University Professor; lecturer, Stanford University; Visiting Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai, India; and the Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O’Donnell Visiting Educator, Whitman College. Radon helped draft Nepal’s interim peace constitution and has served on the UN Global Compact Academic Initiative taskforce and supports the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, Kenya.

He has lectured in almost 40 nations including Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uganda and the UK and he has written numerous articles, including Resolving conflicts of interest in state-owned enterprises, International Social Science Journal; Getting Human Rights Right, Stanford Social Innovation Journal; How To Negotiate Your Oil Agreement, in Escaping the Resource Curse, ed. Macartan Humphreys, Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz; Ethics in Business (MBA) Education - A New Must, International Management Development Research Yearbook; Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil Spells Complicity, (UN) Compact Quarterly.

A graduate of Columbia University (B.A.), University of California, Berkeley (M.C.P.) and Stanford Law School (J.D.), Mr. Radon founded Radon and Ishizumi, an international law firm. He currently advises public authorities and civil society around the world on the extractive industry including Afghanistan for TAPI gas pipeline.