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

The Changeling
An opinion piece by Alexander Chee, associate professor of English and of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, in which he discusses how the question, "what are you?" turned him into a writer.

Christian Theology's Economy of Conquest
Stanford University Press Blog
Devin Singh, assistant professor of religion, discusses Martin Luther King Jr.'s views of U.S. policies abroad.

Medicine Has An Unhealthy Gender Pay Gap
Huffington Post
An opinion piece by Roshini Pinto-Powell, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of medical education, on the gender pay gap in the medical field.

A Harder Death for People With Intellectual Disabilities
The New York Times
Tim Lahey, associate professor of medicine, medical education, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discusses how laws make it harder for patients with intellectual disabilities to avoid unwanted care.

I'm a Pro-Marijuana Pediatrician But I Have a Dark Reason for Taking This Stance
The Huffington Post
An opinion piece by Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics, in which she discusses how she supports medical marijuana because it removes her from the liability of prescribing opioids.

The Real Reason Russia Blames Britain for the Skripal Poisonings
The Washington Post
Lynn Ellen Patyk, assistant professor of Russian, discusses why the Russians are placing the blame for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, an emigre Russian GRU officer, and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England, on the British.

Steven Spielberg, E.T., and the Mistrust of Science
An opinion piece by Jeremy DeSilva, associate professor of anthropology and adjunct associate professor of biological sciences, in which he discusses how Steven Spielberg's film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and others like it, exposed a mistrust and denial of science by the American public.

Periodicals Are Reassessing Their Pasts. It's Time for Publishers to Do the Same.
The Washington Post
Yuliya Komska, associate professor of German, discusses the biases in the publishing world and how book publishers regularly rejected authors on the basis of their race and religion.


Public Voices Fellows by Year

2018 Fellows

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows

2013-2014 Fellows

2012-2013 Fellows

Public Voices
Office of Communications