Students in the News

Below are short descriptions and links to published columns written by Harvard Kennedy School students and fellows while they were in the following HKS courses:

DPI-810: Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics
Professor Greg Harris

DPI-810: Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics
Professor Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

DPI-830: Column and Opinion Writing
Professor Jeffrey Seglin

DPI-840: Analytical Writing for Policy Journals
Professor Lauren Brodsky

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DPI-810: Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics, Professor Greg Harris

Sojourners | April, 2017
In North Tulsa, Race Meets Place
Caleb Gayle

The Decision Lab| April, 2017
Why Road Safety and Bank Queues Are Long-Lost Cousins
Namrata Raju

Harvard Law and Policy Review | February 27, 2017
Executive Order 9066: #NEVERFORGET
Jessica Huey

Kennedy School Review | January 23, 2017
Meeting President Obama: A Farewell to Representation
Elorm Avakame

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | December 29, 2016
Don’t Spend More, Foundations – It Will Advance Trump’s Agenda
Caleb Gayle

Statnews.com | December 22, 2016
What Doctors need to do to Treat America’s ‘Heart Attack’
Maggie Salinger

Jakarta Globe December 22, 2016
Why Indonesia Must Not Back Down From Paris Agreement Despite Trump Presidency
Andhyta Firselly Utami

Pangyrus | November 27, 2016
Love in a Cup
Priya Gupta

Huffington Post | November 10, 2016
The Other Black Guy
Caleb Gayle

Rappler.com November 7, 2016
The U.S. Elections, Jakarta Protests and Identity Politics
Andhyta Firselly Utami

The Virginian-Pilot| November 6, 2016
Let’s Strengthen National Service Programs
Ted Ricciardella

Rappler.com October 26, 2016
What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Papua
Andhyta Firselly Utami

Kennedy School Review June 20, 2016
The Promise of Magdoos: A Sliver of Hope in the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Merissa Khurma

Harvard Magazine | December 11, 2015
On Crimson Careerism
Keith Raffel

San Francisco Chronicle | August 20, 2015
Date Labels Confuse Consumers, Waste Food
Tommy Tobin

Kennedy School Review | July 11, 2014
Timeout on the Winter Olympics
Jordan Ward

Kennedy School Review | May 2, 2013
Immutable and Permeable: Contradictions of the U.S.-Mexican Border
Anya Malkov

New York Times | March 17, 2010
A Small Victory in Afghanistan
Michael Buonocore

New York Times | March 16, 2010
Let Pakistan Make Its Own Progress
Nadia Naviwala

DPI-810: Introduction to Writing for Policy and Politics, Professor Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

National Review | August 3, 2016
How Uncle Sam Underwrites Coal-Powered Automobiles
Vanessa Brown Calder

Huffington Post | December 6, 2016
Why Texas will Turn Blue: The Untold Story of Texas Democrats
Jaclyn Dean

XO Jane.com| September 21, 2015
I Got Cancer at 25 and Had to Decide Whether to Harvest My Eggs Before Chemo
Deena Zeplowitz

DPI-830: Advanced Intensive Writing: Column and Opinion Writing, Professor Jeffrey Seglin

Spacenews.com | June 15, 2017
Don't Pull the Trigger Before You Load the Gun; Solving a Decades-old Problem With a National Space Council
Rick Barrowman

Social Justice Solutions | June 15, 2017
How a Graveyard Gave Birth to a New Attitude
Ivan Rahman

Huffington Post | June 14, 2017
Why Whites Should Watch
Matt Bubley

Newsmax.com | June 2, 2017
Trump Leaves America Worse Off by Leaving Paris Accord
Matt Tyler

Kennedy School Review May 9, 2017
Social Media Alone Won't Improve Women's Rights in the Middle East
Nabila Abu-Hantash

Newsmax.com May 9, 2017
Big Data: Using the Oil of the 21st Century to Improve Government
Matt Tyler

The Quint April 25, 2017
Internet Shutdown in J & K: Creative Approach Needed, Not Blackouts
Mehul Jain

Huffington Post April 21, 2017
Young Cubans are Charting an Innovation Revolution
Stephanie Kuei

Asian American Policy Review | April 19, 2017
Three Things Asian Americans Don't Want to Talk About: Confronting Two Truths and a Lie
Ivan Rahman

The HKS Citizen | April 19, 2017
Democrats Are Missing Something; We Need to Help
Kelley Greenman

Kennedy School Review | April 11, 2017
How To Solve Global Education Problems? Ask The Right Questions
Ivan Rahman

Boston Herald | April 8, 2017
Prez Must Face Clean-Energy Future
Matt Tyler

Opportunity Nation.org | April 4, 2017
An American Dream, Exported From Bangladesh, Made In The Bronx
Ivan Rahman

Human Rights Policy Journal | April 3, 2017
Build Villages, Not Walls: The World Has A Lot To Learn From Uganda's Progressive Refugee Policy
Molly Kellogg

Cambridge Wicked Local.comMarch 29, 2017
Guest Column: Can You Believe The Weather?
Tom Traill

The Yorkshire Post | March 28, 2017
Brexit Is A Chance to Rewrite Industry Rules On State Aid
Victoria Lee

Vox.com| March 27, 2017
America's Plan For Stopping Cyberattacks Is Dangerously Weak
Greg Allen

The HKS Citizen| March 24, 2017
Recycling at HKS Needs a Restart
Ketilbjørn Hertz

Huffington Post| March 15, 2017
Protesting About What Matters: What Britain Can Learn From Trump's America
Tom Traill

Wired.com| March 4, 2017
Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive And Complicated
Greg Allen

Kennedy School Review| March 3, 2017
Impact Investing Is a Distraction from Improving Government Performance
Matt Tyler

Huffington Post Australia| March 3, 2017
Preference Deals with One Nation Risk the Rise of Extremism in Australia
Ben Stephens

The HKS Citizen| March 2, 2017
The Email Crisis at HKS: Are We Winning the Daily Battle Against Our Inbox?
Ivan Rahman

Education Week | February 28, 2017
The Fight Over Charter Schools Is a Distraction
Jia Lok Pratt

The Hill | February 24, 2017
Want to Build Infrastructure that Makes America Great? Look to the Stars
Greg Allen

Huffington Post | February 15, 2017
Los Angeles's Battle with Alternative Facts
Kelley Greenman

El País| January 3, 2017
De la fuga de cerebros a la conexión del talento
Fernando Fernández-Monge

The Baltimore Sun| December 8, 2016
A Wish for the Mids: Fair Winds, Following Seas, and Beating Army
Kati Hill

Huffington Post| December 6, 2016
Progressive Jews Should Join In Demanding Justice for Black Lives
Matt Bubley

WBUR.org, Cognoscenti| December 1, 2016
Getting It Wrong About Islam: Check Your Secular Privilege, Liberal America
Zouhair Mazouz

Huffington Post| November 29, 2016
Stop It Already With The "Enthusiasm Gap" Narrative
Matt Bubley

Huffington Post| November 22, 2016
It's Time for Charter School Advocates to Listen to Our Critics
Matt Bubley

Human Rights Policy Journal| November 21, 2016
The Rape of South Sudan
Molly Kellogg

Huffington Post| November 17, 2016
Destined to Misogyny
Zouhair Mazouz

The Boston Globe| November 10, 2016
Two Minutes to Unite a Nation
Kati Hill

Kennedy School Review| October 14, 2016
Better Sex Education for Boys Would Reduce Violence Against Women
Nyasha Weinberg

The Baltimore Sun| October 10, 2016
An Ode to the O's and Baseball
Kati Hill

The HKS Citizen| October 7, 2016
You're Already in a Safe Space
Zouhair Mazouz

The HKS Citizen| September 29, 2016
John Oliver Oversimplifies the Charter School Debate
Matt Bubley

The Boston Globe| August 5, 2016
I Like My Mom's Advice, Even Though I Pretend Not To Need It
Micaela Connery

The Boston Globe| July 12, 2016
The Show and Tell I Won't Ever Forget
Daniel Youngwon Lee

Business Insider.com| June 26, 2016
Here's the Career Advice President Obama Gives to His Summer Interns
Nathan Bruschi

Wired.com| June 2, 2016
Maybe Wall Street has the Solution to Stopping Cyber Attacks
Nathan Bruschi

The FAOA Journal of International Affairs| Spring, 2016
"News from the Field," Missed Opportunities to Build Goodwill
Joshua Aisen

The 74 Million.org| May 24, 2016
Analysis: Education Rhetoric Is Poisoning Our Policy - Particularly in States like Massachusetts
Lucy Boyd

Government Executive.com| May 19, 2016
What I Learned From My 360-Degree Assessment
Shawn Schuldt

The Boston Globe| May 10, 2016
The Adventures and Heartache of a Military Family on the Move
Joshua Aisen

Delaware Online| May 9, 2016
Letters for Joe, Mourning for Beau
Nathan Bruschi

Stanford Social Innovation Review| May 3, 2016
Opening the Doors to Education for Undocumented Students
Christina Fletes

WBUR.org, Cognoscenti| May 3, 2016
A Foodie's Life After Chemo: Learning How to Eat, Again
Deena Zeplowitz

Knoxville News Sentinel| May 1, 2016
US Must Align Perceptions with Reality Better
Joshua Aisen

Japan Today| April 30, 2016
Music of Hope from Fukushima
Daniel Youngwon Lee

Huffington Post| April 26, 2016
Divappropriation: Farmboys and Fanboys in the Wake of "Formation"
Ted Sands

LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School| April 19, 2016
Escape the _ _ _ _'s Room: Deconstructing Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HKS
Ted Sands

Knoxville News Sentinel | April 3, 2016
U.S. Values and Laws on Torture Written in Blood
Joshua Aisen

The Sydney Morning Herald | March 28, 2016
We Need to Scrap the $100 Note Because They're Mainly Used in Illegal Activity
Alexander Smith

The Pueblo Chieftain | March 5, 2016
Russian Executive, U.S. Intelligence Officer Unlikely Friends
Randall Trani

Huffington Post | February 29, 2016
When Zika Turns Deadlier: How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation Could Exacerbate an International Health Emergency 
Deena Zeplowitz

Knoxville News-Sentinel | February 27, 2016
Candidates Need Straight Talk On Defeating ISIS
Joshua Aisen

Kennedy School Review | February 21, 2016
"Anti-National" Speech Is Not A Crime
Uzra Khan

The Boston Globe | February 13, 2016
Why Are You Still Single?
Micaela Connery

The Seattle Times | February 12, 2016
Historic Friends and Enemies Draw Closer to the U.S. in Asia
Darren B. Guenther

The Wire.com | February 3, 2016
NRIs Matter, Mr. Modi, But Please Address the Plight of Internal Migrant Workers Too
Divya Varma and Amrita Sharma 

Los Angeles Times | February 1, 2016
From the Back of the Bus to the Back of the House
Christina Fletes

New Statesman | January 28, 2016
In the Dark: What is Behind India’s Obsession with Skin Whitening?
Ranjavati Banerji

Vedomosti | January 27, 2016
Why Russians Prefer Force to Interest-Based Negotiations
Marat Atnashev

Government Executive.com | December 29, 2015
6 Scientific Ways to Catch Someone’s Attention
Randall Trani

TechCrunch.com | December 5, 2015
Edtech Should Focus On Teacher Evaluation And Accountability
Lucy Boyd

Government Executive.com | December 3, 2015
Leadership Coaching Government Style
Randall Trani

The Pueblo Chieftain | November 14, 2015
Honor Generations of a Proud Family
Randall Trani

The Seattle Times | November 1, 2015
Confessions of a Football Fan
Darren B. Guenther

Berliner Zeitung | October 29, 2015
An Unfortunate Love (Eine unglückliche Liebe)
Stefanie Knoll

Kennedy School Review | October 26, 2015
The Changing Role of the Moderator and the Debate
Lucy Boyd

The Pueblo Chieftain | October 24, 2015
Paranoia Prevents Progress in Syria, Iraq
Randall Trani

Kennedy School Review | September 30, 2015
Presidential Candidates Are Talking About Everything But Education
Lucy Boyd

McSweeney's Internet Tendency | Spring, 2015
Tinder Diplomacy: Another Failed Attempt at American-Brokered Peace in the Middle East
Jillian McLaughlin

Wired.com | May 24, 2015
Thanks, Opentable, But I Like Being An Anonymous Diner
Kat Kane

Al Jazeera America | May 10, 2015
Lebanon's Sexist Citizenship Law Hurts Mothers and Babies
Mira Saidi 

America (The National Catholic Review| May 6, 2015
The Catholic Case for Campaign Finance Reform
Daniel T. Dobrygowski

Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 3 , 2015
Jobs in Northeast Ohio–Who's Getting Them and Why it Matters
Emily Garr Pacetti

Courier-Post | May 2 , 2015
COMMENTARY: Step Back From War with Iran
Frank Broomell

Boston Herald | April 25 , 2015
As You Were Saying….Prosperity Key To Mideast Peace
Aliza Landes

Africa Policy Journal | April 2014- 2015
The Business of Government: Why Governments Need to Work Together with Business in Sub-Saharan Africa
Adema Sangale

The Boston Globe | April 19, 2015
Plight of Mexican Students Deserves More Attention
Miguel Guevara

Boston Herald | April 11, 2015
As You Were Saying….Steering Boston Toward Safe Biking
Emily Garr Pacetti

Al Jazeera America | March 26, 2015
Washington Should Help End Mexico's Insecurity
Miguel Guevara

Wired.com | March 19, 2015
The Big Hidden Problem with Uber? Insincere 5-Star Ratings
Kat Kane

The Boston Globe Magazine | February 1, 2015
Playing Chess with My Father
Kousha Navidar

The Boston Globe Magazine | December 5, 2014
A Boston Sports Fan's Torment
Barry Couture

Kennedy School Review | December 5, 2014
The Criminal Justice System Is Not Broken, It's Doing Exactly What It's Meant To Do
Reetu Mody

Wicked Local Somerville | December 2, 2014
Local Dog Park Builds Community in Somerville
Sarah Allin

Pangyrus | November 26, 2014
The Case for Wikipedia
Sarah Allin

The Dominion Post | October 28, 2014
UN Seat Triumph just a Numbers Game
Jordan Ward

The Hill | October 17, 2014
'It's on Us' and It's a Crime
Hannah Winnick

WBUR.org, Cognoscenti | September 16, 2014
And Baby Makes Five: Married Life, With Roommates
Theron Tingstad

Proceedings Magazine (U.S. Naval Institute)| September, 2014
Nobody Asked Me, But… It's Time for a New Flying Warrant Officer Program
Commander Paul F. Campagna, U.S. Navy

WBUR.org, Cognoscenti | July 15, 2014
Hero In The Ring: Concussions Or No, We Won't Stop Playing Contact Sports
Theron Tingstad

The Boston Globe Magazine | May 18, 2014
Just Friends
J.R. Anderson

Wicked Local Cambridge | April 8, 2014
Staying Safe in Cambridge
Varun Bhandari

The Boston Globe | March 30, 2014
A Soldier's View of the Red Sox
J. Michael McNealy

Le Monde | March 20, 2014
Et si la BCE mesurait l'inflation autrement?
Amélie de Montchalin

Kennedy School Review | December 23, 2013
When Too Much Remains the Same: Women's Progress in America has Farther to Go
Elizabeth A. Kislik

The Christian Science Monitor | December 19, 2013
The Upside of a Boston Snowstorm: Meeting your Neighbors
Connie Frizzell

BostonHerald.com | November 30, 2013
Civilians Serve Military Too
Lt. Col. Mike Dombrowski

JAMA | November 13, 2013
Removing the "Me" From "MD"
Ravi B. Parikh

The Boston Globe | November 3, 2013
Our First Trip to Fenway Park
J.R. Anderson

Salon | October 27, 2013
The Dangerous Transphobia of Roald Dahl's "Matilda"
Eliot Glenn

Kennedy School Review | October 9, 2013
Who is Medicaid Missing? What I Learned in "Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy" shocked me
Karly Schledwitz

Huffington Post | September 19, 2013
Let Eklavya Into Our Schools
Tarun Cherukuri

The Washington Post | July 22, 2013
Will Your Next Physical be Done by Smartphone?
Ravi Parikh

Huffington Post | June 26, 2013
The Border Between Rhetoric and Reality
Anya Malkov

Shipmate (US Naval Academy magazine) | May-June 2013
Preparing Legends and Heroes, Military Practices are More Than Rituals and Traditions (Page 44)
Captain Connie Frizzell

LabourList | May 13, 2013
Could This US Import Improve Voter Turnout?
Katie Martin

BostonHerald.com | May 4, 2013
Parting has such Marathon Sorrow
Imran Sarwar

Huffington Post | April 30, 2013
Falling into the Ring Trap
Ravi Parikh

Huffington Post | April 22, 2013
Earth Day: How to Spin Toward a Healthier, Greener Planet
Susan Blumenthal and Yi-An Ko

Jewish Exponent | April 18, 2013
Witnesses In Uniform
Sara Greenberg

The Express Tribune (with the International New York Times) | April 18, 2013
You Tube and the Constitution
Imran Sarwar

The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 16, 2013
This Investment is a No-Brainer
Ravi Parikh
(Note: the same piece was posted on WBUR radio's online opinion page Cognoscenti on April 9, 2013)

The New York Times | April 11, 2013
'Good' Patients, 'Bad' Patients
Dhruv Khullar

The Times of Israel | April 8, 2013
Planting Flowers in Auschwitz
Sara Greenberg

Jewish Exponent | April 1, 2013
The Real Meaning of Dayenu
Sara Greenberg

BostonHerald.com | March 30, 2013
Let's Talk about End-of–Life Dignity
Ravi Parikh

The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) | March 13, 2013
Helping Smokers Quit Around the Time of Surgery
Dhruv Khullar, Steven A. Schroeder and John Maa

The Times of Israel | March 13, 2013
The UN's Deadly Silence on Incitement
Sara Greenberg

BostonHerald.com | March 10, 2013
Should Bloomberg Pick Your Rep.?
Paul F. Campagna

The Times of Israel | February 26, 2013
Clear Moral Lines: Barring BDS from Hillel
Sara Greenberg

USA Today | February 23, 2013
All States Need to Expand Medicaid
Dhruv Khullar

Orange County Register | February 10, 2013
Open Your Heart to a Special-Needs Pet
Sheila Choi

The New York Times (kristof.blogs) | January 16, 2013
In Meeting With Somali President, Clinton Should Stand Up for Rape Victims
Lisa Shannon

Star-Telegram | November 15, 2012
Encouragement About Future for U.S. Women
Glennie Burks

The New York Times | October 29, 2012
Time To Get Tough On Iraq
Nussaibah Younis

The Wall Street Journal | September 24, 2012
ROTC Returns to the Ivies
Jonathan Hillman

The Globe and Mail | September 23, 2012
How I Learned That Forgiveness is Not Forever
Bud Sambasivam

The Rio Times | August 14, 2012
Rethinking de Soto in Rio de Janeiro
Matias A. Sueldo

Forbes.com | August 7, 2012
How To Get Noticed, Get Hired, And Get Just About Anything Else You Want Too
Erica Dhawan

Diplomatic Courier | July 28, 2012
The Dark Age of Canadian Diplomacy
Aziza Mohammed

Huffington Post | July 25, 2012
Is Christian Zionism Compatible With the Two-State System?
Miguel Espinoza

Forbes.com | June 13, 2012
Business Schools Need to Focus on Unlearning
Erica Dhawan

Huffington Post | May 20, 2012
America: Slouching Towards Third World Status
Steven Strauss

The Guardian (UK) | May 15, 2012
Why PhD Students Need Overseas Opportunities to Broaden Their Minds
Tanya Filer

Huffington Post | May 9, 2012
Big Business Should Stop Ignoring Washington?
Steven Strauss

Huffington Post | May 9, 2012
Beauty and Brains
Lisa De Bode

Huffington Post | May 2, 2012
Regime Change in Syria: We Should Learn the Lessons of Iraq
Steven Strauss

Huffington Post | May 2, 2012
The Evasion of Ethics at Harvard Kennedy School or Why Digging Deep into Ethics Makes Us Better Policymaker
Matt Bieber

Huffington Post (Canada) | May 1, 2012
Why Jailing My Sex Abuser Won't Help
Bud Sambasivam

Huffington Post | April 15, 2012
Can the Arab Spring Bring Peace to the Middle East?
Steven Strauss

BostonHerald.com | April 9, 2012
Iran Unwelcome in This Hemisphere
Yael Marciano

Huffington Post | April 9, 2012
Bully Will Disturb You and Give You Hope, But Ultimately it Misses the Mark
Ashley Bryan

Daily Journal | April 5, 2012
It's Time to get California's Criminal Justice System Back on Track
Miguel Espinoza

Huffington Post  | March 29, 2012
Which America Are the Troops Fighting to Defend? No Campaign Slogan Can Answer That
Alejandro Alves

The Harvard Crimson | March 28, 2012
Harvard Graduate in Prison
Federico E. Cuadra Del Carmen, Miguel T. Espinoza, and Sushma S. Sheth

Huffington Post | March 11, 2012
Was George W. Bush a Pro-Shiite Supporter of Iran?
Steven Strauss

Huffington Post | March 6, 2012
What's So Super About Super Tuesday? How Mid-Week Elections Are Damaging American Democracy
Katie Frost

Huffington Post | February 26, 2012
Chelsea Clinton for Congress? What Does That Tell Us About America?
Steven Strauss

BostonHerald.com | January 2, 2012
US Inaction Betrays Iraqi Refugees
Matias A. Sueldo

Forbes.com | December 20, 2011
How Women Executives Who Leave Their Roles Affect the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Erica Dhawan

BostonHerald.com | December 10, 2011
Peace Corps' Time Over
Matias A. Sueldo

Huffington Post | November 28, 2011
Gen Y Women Need to Take the Stage
Erica Dhawan

Huffington Post | November 21, 2011
The Progressive Case For Moving Backward
Justin Talbot Zorn

The Patriot Ledger | November 11, 2011
Braintree's treasury of military history in a dairy barn basement
Alejandro Alves

International Policy Digest | October 11, 2011
Military Secrecy Undermines China's Future
Matias A. Sueldo

DPI-840: Advanced Intensive Writing: Analytical Writing for Policy Journals, Professor Lauren Brodsky

Latin America Policy Journal | Spring, 2017
Gender Inclusion Supports Peace in Columbia 
Natalia Cote-Muñoz

The Jerusalem Post | March 27, 2017
Why Indonesia Is A Good Partner for Israel
Niruban Balachandran

The HKS Citizen March 4, 2017
Why Politicians Should Embrace Mindfulness
Iva Mia Kruslin

The American Interest February 7, 2017
Training Wreck
Justin R. Reynolds

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy January 30, 2017
Iraq’s Kurds Should Play Their Trump Card
David Max Korzen

The Jakarta Post January 25, 2017
In Defense of Istibsyaroh
Niruban Balachandran

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