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Lauren Brodsky

Lecturer in Public Policy


This module course will teach students both the theory and practice of persuasive communication. Readings and cases will explore the interplay between communicating and policy making. Students will learn to make strong arguments, communicate well with evidence, create urgency on important policy topics, and build their professional writing skills across cultures. Through assignments that strengthen policy storytelling and written arguments (policy blogs) and brief public speaking and use of visual aids (presentations), students will have multiple opportunities to practice these essential skills, while also working in groups to build their abilities to communicate as part of a team.

Every Communications Program course assumes a fluency with the English language.