Short Course: Political Science in the Public Arena: Communication Strategies for Scholars

Political Science in the Public Arena: Communication Strategies for Scholars
Wednesday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Union Square 14

This short course consists of a series of training sessions on communicating political political-science-in-the-public-arenascience to audiences ranging from community groups to members of Congress. The morning overview session addresses opportunities for political scientists to share their work with non-academic audiences; provides tips on communicating academic research in clear and concise formats; and discusses general strategies for communicating research through traditional and social media, in policy forums, and in public speaking events. At the afternoon sessions that follow, political scientists who regularly engage in the public arena will provide in-depth training on specific types of engagement, including  writing op-eds, policy briefings, liaising with media (session co-taught by a CBS correspondent), and blogging.

 

Schedule

General Training Session  9:00-11:50  Kara Abramson, APSA
 Lunch   11:50-1:10  
 Writing Op-Eds      1:10-2:00  Christina Greer, Fordham University
 Engaging with Policymakers    2:00-2:50  Brent Durbin, Smith College
 Break       2:50-3:10  
 Liaising with the Media   3:10-4:00  Lara Brown, George Washington University
Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News
 Blogging    4:00-4:50  Henry Farrell, George Washington University
 Wrap-up and Evaluations  4:50-5:00  

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