For a guide to assist in distinguishing each of the communications courses, click here.

To see grid of all HKS Communications Program courses Fall 2019, J-Term 2020, and Spring 2020, click here.

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 2019

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

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

(DPI-802MC) The Arts of Communication
Bertotti, Candace, 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-831MA) Op-Ed Writing
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-831MB) Op-Ed Writing
Gibbs, Nancy, Edward R. Murrow, Visiting Professor of Practice (F2)

(DPI-835MA) Speechwriting
Krupin, Stephen, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-840M) Feature Writing for Policy and Politics
Lanson, Gerald, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-892) Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
Burness, Andy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F)

(DPI-893) Influencing Policy Change through Strategic Communications
Burness, Andy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

January 2020

(DPI-802MD) The Arts of Communications
Holly Weeks, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (January)

(DPI-821MA) Writing Policy Reports (January)
Katie Parry, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (January)

Spring 2020

(DPI-802ME) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-802MF) 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) Policy Memo Writing
Brodsky, Lauren , Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(DPI-891) 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 2019

Please check back for the Fall 2020 Workshop Series!


 

NEW! Spring 2020 Online Workshops

NEW!! Spring 2020 Online Workshops

Wednesday, April 1, 10:00am-11:00am
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop:

“Six Word Stories: What’s Your Story?”
Log-on details here.

Friday, April 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Crucial Conversations When Quarantining”
Log-on details here. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Nancy Gibbs, Lombard Director of the Shorenstein Center, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice
Writing Workshop:
“Bad Writing and What we Learn From it”

Log-on details here.

Friday, April 10, 11:00am-12:00pm
Josh Burek, Director, Global Communications and Strategy, HKS Belfer Center
Writing Workshop:
“How to Write a Persuasive Opinion Piece”

Log-on details here.

Monday, April 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Timothy McCarthy, Lecturer on History and Literature, Public Policy, and Education & Core Faculty, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Communicating with Empathy and Compassion in Times of Crisis”
Log-on details here.

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Renée Loth, Opinion columnist for The Boston Globe, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop:
“The ABC’s of Op-ed Writing"

Log-on details here.

Tuesday, April 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Allison Shapira, CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking, LLC, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Moving to Virtual Meetings, Pitches, and Presentations”
Log-on details here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Jon Haber, President of Cascade Strategy, Inc.,
HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Crisis Communications in the Digital Age”

Log-on details here.

Monday, April 27, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Andy Burness, President of Burness Communications, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Messaging Strategy for Influencing Social Change”
Log in details here


 

 

Workshop Materials
Fall 2019

Wednesday, October 16
Jess Cohen-TanugiVisualization Specialist, Harvard Libraries
Digital Communications Workshop: "Design Principles for Data Visualization"
PowerPoint link

Spring 2020

Monday, February 10, 
Lauren BrodskyHKS Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Policy Memo"
Click here for Presentation slides

Monday, February 10
Greg HarrisHKS Adjunct Lecturer and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "How to be a Productive Writer"
Handouts

Wednesday, February 12
Greg HarrisHKS Adjunct Lecturer and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "How to Pitch a Journal Article"
Handouts

Thursday, February 20
Hong Qu, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Digital Communications Workshop: “Designing High-Impact Data Visualizations”
Click here for Presentation slides