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Guide to assist in distinguishing each of the communications courses:
Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Course Skills Comparison Chart

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Course Grid

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

Communications Courses
Fall 2021

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

(DPI-802MB) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, 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 A) Column and Opinion Writing
Seglin, Jeffrey, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy (F)

(DPI-831MA) Op-Ed Writing
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-831MB) Op-Ed Writing
Nancy Gibbs, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-851) Data and Information Visualization
Hong Qu, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

Spring 2022

(DPI-802MC-1) The Arts of Communication
Candace Bertotti, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-802MC-2) The Arts of Communication
Candace Bertotti, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-802MD-1) The Arts of Communication
Shapira, Allison, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-802MD-2) 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-820MB-1) Policy Memo Writing
Brodsky, Lauren , Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-820MB-2) 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-831MC) Op-Ed Writing
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

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

(DPI-835M) Speechwriting
Krupin, Stephen, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-852M) Advanced 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 2021

Tuesday, September 14
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Alex Green, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and Fellow, Harvard Negotiation Project
Writing Workshop: "Writing Opinion Columns for Another Day: Crafting Good Arguments in Advance of Unforeseen Events" 

Wednesday, September 15
4:30pm-5:30pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and President, Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "10X Your Influence! Increasing Leverage in Your Communications Strategies"

Tuesday, September 21
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
MaryRose Mazzola, Adjunct Lecturer, Merrimack College, former senior advisor to Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu
Writing Workshop: "Speechwriting for Politicians and Advocates: Part 1 - Types and Formats of  Persuasive Speeches"

Wednesday, September 22
4:30pm-5:30pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Eugene Kogan, Research Associate, Harvard Business School
Communications Workshop: "Listening: The Secret Key to Successful Communication"

Tuesday, September 28
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
MaryRose Mazzola, Adjunct Lecturer, Merrimack College, former senior advisor to Boston mayoral candidate, Michelle Wu
Writing Workshop: "Speechwriting for Politicians and Advocates: Part 2 - Structuring Tools, Time Management and Presentation Tips"

Wednesday, September 29
4:30pm-5:30pm, Online-Registration for Zoom Link Here
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Communications Workshop: "It's All in How You Say It: Preparing to Host an Interview"

Thursday, September 30
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online, Register for Zoom Link Here
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and President, Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking about Tough Things"

Tuesday, October 5
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: "Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-Profit Through Online Fundraising."

Thursday, October 7
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Seth Gitell,  former Chief of Staff,  to former Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Former Boston Mayer, Thomas M. Menino
Writing Workshop: "Let Me Be Clear: Speechwriting for Policy Context"


Tuesday, October 12
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Hong Qu, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Digital Communications Workshop: "Designing High-Impact Data Visualizations"

Wednesday, October 13
*4:30pm-6:00pm, Online-Register for Zoom Link Here
Jill A. Slye, Author and Founder of Sounding Board, LLC
Public Speaking Workshop: "Presenting with Impact"
*This workshop is 90 minutes and is for Harvard Students only*

Thursday, October 14
3:00pm-4:00pm, Online, Register for Zoom Link Here
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Policy Memo"

Tuesday, October 19
1:30pm-2:30pm, Online, Register for Zoom link Here
David Chrisinger, Director, Harris Writing Program, University of Chicago
Writing Workshop: "Stories Are What Save Us: How to Write Effectively about Trauma"

Tuesday, October 26
4:30pm-5:30pm, Online, Register for Zoom Link Here
Elizabeth Guyton, former Communications Director for Massachusetts Governor, Charles Baker
Speech Writing Workshop: "The Commonwealth's Mouthpiece Through the Covid-19 Pandemic"

 

Workshop Materials
Fall 2021

"Writing Opinions in Advance of Unforeseen Events,"
Alex Green, Tuesday, September 15, 2021.
Slides