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Public engagement in more populist times (2/2)

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Populist times pose dangers for public engagement. In the second of two essays based on his speech to the Association of Research Managers and Administrators, Research Fortnight editor Ehsan Masood offers lessons on the future of public engagement.

In the first of these two essays, I set out the history of public engagement and warned of the continued dangers of universities, whitehall and parliaments failing to engage public voices in research decisions.

Here, I will set out five lessons for public engagement, based on observations made throughout my career.

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