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 science 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.
|General Training Session||9:00-11:50||Kara Abramson, APSA|
|Writing Op-Eds||1:10-2:00||Christina Greer, Fordham University|
|Engaging with Policymakers||2:00-2:50||Brent Durbin, Smith College|
|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|