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Applications Open for the Op-Ed Project’s Knowledge and Influence Seminar. Due April 24th. See details here:
KNOWLEDGE AND INFLUENCE
A TWO-DAY FACULTY SEMINAR ON
May 14-15, 2015
The Division of Social Science is now accepting applications for The OpEd Project’s KNOWLEDGE AND INFLUENCE seminar. The OpEd Project is a network of journalists and thought leaders committed to diversifying public conversation and debate.
In this two-day, highly-interactive seminar faculty participants will learn: how credibility is built, how to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; the components of powerful, evidence-based argument; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and strategies for making a greater impact, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and the value of seeing your argument as part of a bigger picture—and yourself as part of a larger public dialogue.
During the seminar, The OpEd Project facilitators accompany participants in exercises designed to expand the way they think about their particular expertise, and help them “translate” niche ideas into large themes, and to explore pitching to media outlets.
At the end of day 1, participants will leave the seminar with a draft op-ed in hand. On day 2, the op-ed is revised and refined using language that is broadly accessible and powerfully argued. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will have ongoing access to The OpEd Project resources, events, and mentors.
This two-day seminar will also foster community and the cross-pollination of ideas among colleagues in the Division of Social Science.
The KNOWLEDGE AND INFLUENCE seminar will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015 and Friday, May 15, 2015 from 10am-5pm at the Faculty House. Participants must be able to commit to both full days of the program. The Division of Social Science will cover the cost of seminar fees and materials; meals will also be provided.
To be considered for the seminar, please provide the following information in an email:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Columbia University title and affiliation, as you would like it to appear in publication
- Professional bio (< 200 words)
- Short explanation of why your knowledge and expertise is of public value (<200 words)
- Optional: A link to your website, blog, or social media platform (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
The deadline for applications is April 24, 2015. Selected participants will be notified by April 30, 2015. Please submit applications to Vina Tran at [email protected].
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Rubin Museum Career Fair
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2:00 PM – 5: 00 PM, April 19. Free with valid student ID.
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