John E. Katsos
John researches business operations in conflict zones. He looks specifically at how businesses can mitigate political risk and enhance peace in conflict and post-conflict zones and how international businesses can limit their legal exposure as a result of foreign operations in conflict and post-conflict zones.
John teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business and Peace, Business Ethics, Negotiations, and Business Law. His publications have appeared in Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management: Perspectives, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business Horizons, and Corporate Ownership and Control. He was the Associate Editor of Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development and is co-editor (with Rina Alluri and Jason Miklian) of the book Business and Peace: An Overview, accepted for publication by Routledge in 2019.
Prior to AUS, John worked at Occidental Petroleum, the US Small Business Administration, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the US State Department, the George Washington University, and the American University of Dubai. John has his JD and MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and his BA in Religion from Haverford College in Haverford, PA. He is licensed to practice law in New York.
His most recent relevant publications include:
“Business in War Zones: How Companies Promote Peace in Iraq,” with Yass AlKafaji. Journal of Business Ethics: 1-16.
“Access and Application: Addressing the Two Major Problems in Current Business and Peace Research”. Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development, Issue 7 (2016).
“Ethical Leadership and Peace: Perspectives of 2015 Business for Peace Honorees,” with Timothy Fort (2016). Business Horizons.
“Business and Peace in the Buffer Condition,” with John Forrer. Academy of Management: Perspectives, Vol. 29:4, 438–450 (2015).
“Business Practices and Peace in Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons from Cyprus,” with John Forrer. Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 23:2, 154-168 (2014).