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 250 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 is currently underway. Fellows commit to attend four seminars in Hanover (February 16 and 17, April 27, September 7, and November 9). To apply for 2019 or learn more, please contact Diana Lawrence in the Office of Communications at (603) 646-8222.

Recent Op-Eds Published

Our Children Are Being Massacred—and Not By ISIS, But By Guns
The Hill
Lynn Ellen Patyk, associate professor of Russian, discusses the routine nature of gun violence in the United States, and the definitions of national security and terrorism as a result.

The 'English Only' Nativist Movement Comes With a Cost
Los Angeles Times
An opinion piece by Roberto Rey Agudo, research assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, in which he discusses the restrictive view of the English-only nativist movement.

It's Not Orwell's Newspeak: Why We Must Take Charge of Shaping Our Language
An opinion piece coauthored by Yuliya Komska, associate professor of German, David Gramling at the University of Arizona, and Michelle Moyd at Indiana University Bloomington, where they discuss their book Linguistic Disobedience: Restoring Power to Civic Language.

Everyone Has an Accent
The New York Times 
An opinion piece by Roberto Rey Agudo, research assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, in which he discusses how from a sociolinguistic point of view, having no accent is plainly impossible. "There is no such thing as perfect, neutral or unaccented English—or Spanish, for that matter, or any other language," says Agudo. "To say that someone does not have an accent is as believable as saying that someone does not have any facial features."

A Rude Awakening
Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics and chair of the Committee on Student Performance and Conduct, discusses how it is essential for medical students to learn the fundamentals of professionalism, and for leaders in academic medicine to learn how best to model and teach them.


Public Voices Fellows by Year

2018 Fellows

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows

2013-2014 Fellows

2012-2013 Fellows

Office of Communications