Dartmouth Public Voices

The Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship, an initiative launched in partnership with The OpEd Project, is dedicated to increasing the impact of the nation's top scholars. 

The annual program is customized for up to 20 Dartmouth thought leaders who meet four times a year for interactive, daylong seminars designed to expand their thinking and amplify their expertise. Since its launch in 2012, fellows participating in the Dartmouth initiative have published more than 160 opinion pieces in print and digital media. Several fellows have parlayed their op-eds into appearances on radio and television. Fellows also collaborate across disciplines to foster ideas and opinions.

Dartmouth Public Voices fellows are matched with journalist mentors from major media outlets who work one-to-one with them throughout the fellowship period. Fellows can also join monthly calls with media insiders, including editors and producers at outlets such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, CNN, Take Part, the Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Fellows receive ongoing mentoring support following the conclusion of the program.

The 2018 Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship will begin in February. Fellows commit to attend four seminars in Hanover (February 16 and 17, April 27, September 7, and November 9). To apply for 2018 or learn more, please contact Diana Lawrence in the Office of Communications at (603) 646-8222.

Recent Op-Eds Published

What Guy Fawkes Night Can Teach Us About the Abuse of Power
An opinion piece by Alysia Garrison, assistant professor of English, in which she discusses how the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November has changed over the centuries, and how the Edenbridge Bonfire Society chose to burn an effigy of Harvey Weinstein on Bonfire Night.

Trump's Botched Condolence Call to Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: What We All Can Learn
USA Today
Kathy Kirkland, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, weighs in on President Donald Trump's condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, the young widow of a serviceman killed in Niger.

My 14-Year-Old Cancer Patient May Be Addicted to Opioids. What Do I Do?
The Health Care Blog
An opinion piece by Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics, in which she discusses managing the pain of one of her 14-year-old cancer patients, and how pediatric patients are overlooked in the fight against opioid addiction.

Hate Today's Politics? How to Teach Kids About Tolerance
She Knows
Ellie Kyung, associate professor of business administration, discusses how parents can counteract the tendency to see the world as "us versus them"—a theme that plays out in our news every day and seeps into every aspect of our culture.

We Can't Stem the Tide of Language Death
Los Angeles Review of Books
Laura McPherson, assistant professor of linguistics, discusses how without a transformation in political, socioeconomic, and ethnic conditions, it is naïve to think we can stop language death.

Public Voices Fellows by Year

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows

2013-2014 Fellows

2012-2013 Fellows

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