‘How to Write an Op-Ed’ workshop set for Jan. 25

The Scholars Strategy Network, an organization of university-based scholars committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy, will host an in-person workshop, “How to Write an Op-Ed,” on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Sarratt 189. The workshop will discuss the goals researchers can accomplish by writing op-eds and provide insight into how to write an op-ed and pitch it to journalists.

This workshop is open to all faculty and graduate students who are interested in op-ed writing, but it is directed toward those conducting research in the social sciences, specifically political science or any discipline involving community engagement and policy work. The workshop will be led by Andrew Pope, SSN director of training, and Mandana Mohsenzadegan, SSN communications associate.

The Jan. 25 workshop will encourage active participation. Participants will fill out a worksheet about an op-ed they may have in mind to write, or recent research of theirs that might inspire an op-ed. Halfway through the workshop, participants will get into pairs and discuss their ideas. There also will be another activity in which participants break into groups to read sample op-eds and discuss them with each other.

A casual reception will follow the workshop.

Please register in advance here. >>

More about the Scholars Strategy Network

Across the states, the Scholars Strategy Network is working to advance the use of research wherever policy decisions are made—from city halls to state legislatures to Washington, D.C. The Scholars Strategy Network is dedicated to building a nationwide culture where research regularly informs policy at every level of government.