Below you will find reflections from policy engaged scholars, many from our Ethical Engagement Panel, about how they have managed ethically challenging moments. You can browse by author or by issue or engagement type. As you scroll through issue and engagement types, you can also find questions and answers posed through our anonymous question portal. Anyone can ask an anonymous question and our Ethical Engagement Panel responds, also anonymously. We hope these serve as resources to assist academics in reflecting on and improving their own engagement practices.

Issue Areas

Corporate / NGO Engagement

DDR / Recovering from War

Digital / Cyberspace

Economic Issues

Environment / Climate

Identity Politics

Military Issues


Power Politics

War / Civil War / Violent Actors

Types of Engagement

Arms Length Writing for Policy Audiences

Close Collaboration with Policymakers

Embedded Work in Policy Organizations

Research Ethics

Scholarly Action with Policy Consequences

Writing for Policy Audiences with which the Scholar Is Connected

Ethics of Engagement