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Guide to assist in distinguishing each of the communications courses:

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Course Grid

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Course Skills Chart

Please consult the academic calendar for up-to-date information about class start dates.

A full description of each course appears on my.harvard.edu.

Communications Courses
Fall 2020

(DPI-802MA A1) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy  (F1)

(DPI-802MA A2) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy  (F1)

(DPI-802MB) The Arts of Communication
McCarthy, Timothy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-810MA) Writing for Policy and Politics
Greg Harris, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-810MB) Writing for Policy and Politics
Greg Harris, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-820MA) Policy Memo Writing
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-828) Policy Analysis and Communication
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (F)

(DPI-830) Column and Opinion Writing
Seglin, Jeffrey, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy (F)

(DPI-831MA A1) Op-Ed Writing
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-831MA A2) Op-Ed Writing
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-835MA) Speechwriting
Krupin, Stephen, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

Spring 2021

(DPI-802MC) The Arts of Communication
McCarthy, Timothy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-802MD) The Arts of Communication
Shapira, Allison, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-810MC) Writing for Policy and Politics
Harris, Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-810MD) Writing for Policy and Politics
Harris, Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-820MB1) Policy Memo Writing
Brodsky, Lauren , Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-820MB2) Policy Memo Writing
Brodsky, Lauren , Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-821M) Writing Policy Reports
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-830B) Column and Opinion Writing
Seglin, Jeffrey, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy (S)

(DPI-831MB) Op-Ed Writing
Gibbs, Nancy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-831MC) Op-Ed Writing
Loth, Renee, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-835MB) Speechwriting
Krupin, Stephen, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-851M) Data and Information Visualization
Qu, Hong, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-891M) Engaging the Media
Talev, Margaret, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-896M) Crisis Communications
Haber, Jon, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

Communications Workshops
Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications
Public Speaking Workshop, "The Elevator Pitch for Policy Makers"
Register here.

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30am-8:30am
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Writing Workshop, "On Being a Columnist for The Guardian"
Register here.

Wednesday, September 23, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights
Writing Workshop, "How to Write a Grant Proposal"
Register here.

Thursday, September 24, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop, "How to Become a Better Writer"
Register here.

Tuesday, September 29, 7:30am-8:30am
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Writing Workshop, "On the Highs and Lows of Writing Books"
Register here.

Thursday, October 1, 7:30am-8:30am
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Writing Workshop, "On Taking Your Message to the Media: Radio, TV, Podcast, TEDx and more"
Register here.

Thursday, October 1, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Jon Haber, President, Cascade Strategies
Public Speaking Workshop, "How to Communicate in a Crisis"
Register here.

Tuesday, October 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Policy Memo"
Register here.

Wednesday, October 14, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Alex Green, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "Writing Opinions, from the Election to the Inauguration"
Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Jen Jortner Cassidy, Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning
Digital Communications Workshop, "How to Rock Your LinkedIn Profile"
Register here.

Monday, October 26, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Manager at WordPress VIP
Digital Communications Workshop, "Free Tools for Managing Your Website"
Register here.

Thursday, October 29, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop, "Storytelling as a Tool for Change"
Register here.

Monday, November 9, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Renee Loth, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and Opinion Columnist for The Boston Globe
Writing Workshop, "How to Write an Op-Ed"
Register here.

Thursday, November 12, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Hong Qu, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Digital Communications Workshop, "Designing High-Impact Data Visualizations"
Register here

J-Term and Spring 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Writing Workshop, "On Being a Columnist for The Guardian"
Register here.

Thursday, January 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Writing Workshop, "On the Highs and Lows of Writing Books"
Register here.

Wednesday, January 13,  3:00pm-4:00pm
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Manager, WordPress VIP
Digital Communications Workshop, "Free Tools for Managing Your Website"
Register here. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Yael Bar-tur, Former Director of Social Media for the New York City Police Department, HKS MPP 2012
Digital Communications Workshop, "Social Media for Government Agencies and the Public Sector: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask"
Register here.

Wednesday, February 10, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Candace Bertotti, Founder of Candid Communications
Communications Workshop, "Communicating Under Stress"
Register here.

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Writing Workshop: "Crafting Opinion Columns from Personal Experience"
Register here.

Thursday, February 25, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Candace Bertotti, Founder of Candid Communications
Communications Workshop, "Six Word Stories: Telling Stories Concisely"
Register here.

Thursday, March 4, 11:00am-12:00pm
Josh Burek, Director, Global Communications and Strategy,
HKS Belfer Center
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Persuasive Opinion Piece"
Register here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "How to Be a Better Writer"
Register here.

Thursday, March 11, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Columnist for The Guardian, Medical Oncologist and HKS MCMPA 2021 candidate
Communications Workshop: "On Taking Your Message to the Media: Radio, TV, Podcast, TEDx and more"
Register here.

Monday, March 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Eugene Kogan, Harvard Business School
Communications Workshop: "Diplomatic Communication: Practical Insights"
Register here.

NEW TIME!
Tuesday, March 23, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, Founder, CEO, Global Public Speaking, HKS MC/MPA 2010
Public Speaking Workshop: "High Impact Virtual Meetings, Pitches, and Presentations"
Register here.

Tuesday, March 30, 11:00am-12:00pm
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, Founder, CEO, Global Public Speaking, HKS MC/MPA 2010
Public Speaking Workshop: "Executive Presence: Speaking with Authenticity and Authority"
Register here.

Wednesday, April 7, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Peter Loge, Director, Projects on Ethics in Political Communication, Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University
Communications Workshop: "Advocacy Communication Ethics"
Register here.

Monday, April 12, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Ken Gagne, Digital Nomad  and Technical Account Manager, WordPress VIP
Digital Communications Workshop: "How to Be a Digital Nomad"
Register here.

Wednesday, April 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
Nana Ariel, Writer, literary scholar and lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University,
Public Speaking Workshop: "Talk to Yourself! Self-Talk as a Tool for Thinking and Communication"
Register here.

Monday, April 19, 10:00am-11:00am
Gabriel London, Shorenstein Center Fellow
Communications Workshop: "Empowering Audiences Through Solutions Storytelling
Register here.

Wednesday, April 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Writing Workshop: "Improve Your Storytelling Skills"
Register here.

Workshop Materials
Fall 2020

September 22, 2020
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, "On Being a Columnist for The Guardian" Slides

October 1, 2020
Jon Haber, "How to Communicate in a Crisis" Slides

October 13, 2020
Professor Lauren Brodsky, "How to Write a Policy Memo" Slides

October 14, 2020
Alex Green, "Writing Op-eds From the Election to the Inauguration" Slides

October 21, 2020
Jen Jortner Cassidy, "Rock Your LinkedIn Profile" Slides

October 26, 2020
Ken Gagne, "25 Free Tools to Help Manage Your Website" Handout

November 9, 2020
Renee Loth, "The ABC's of Writing an Op-Ed" Handout

J-Term and Spring 2021

January 5, 2021
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, "On Being a Columnist for The Guardian" Slides

February 2, 2021
Yael Bar-tur, "Social Media for Government Agencies and the Public Sector: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask" Slides

January 13,  2021
Ken Gagne, "Free Tools for Managing Your Website" Slides

March 4, 2021
Josh Burek, "How to Write a Persuasive Opinion Piece" Slides

March 15, 2021
Eugene Kogan, "Diplomatic Communications" Slides