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

This schedule may be updated throughout the semester. More detailed descriptions of individual workshops will be available on HKS Today prior to each workshop.

Open to all - * except where noted otherwise

Tuesday, September 10
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubinstein Building, Room 414
Holly WeeksHKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Introduction to Public Speaking”

Wednesday, September 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Josh Burek, Director of Global Communications and Strategy, HKS BCSIA
Writing Workshop: "How to Write an Op-Ed" 

Thursday, September 12
1:15pm-2:30pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4
Jess Cohen-Tanugi, Visualization Specialist, Harvard Libraries
Digital Communications Workshop: "Design Principles for Data Visualization"
* HKS Students Only - to Register, email alison_kommer@hks.harvard.edu

Monday, September 16
1:15pm-2:30pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4 (Across from Weil Town Hall)
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Writing Workshop, “How to Improve Your Storytelling Skills”

Tuesday, September 17
1:15pm-2:30pm, Wexner Building, Room 102
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer at Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Launch Your Own Website Using WordPress”

Wednesday, September 18
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”


Thursday, September 19
4:15pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th floor
Eugene Kogan, Research Director, American Secretaries of State Project, HKS Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Communications Workshop:  “Diplomatic Communication”

Monday, September 23
1:15pm-2:30pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building Ground Fl., Room 4 (across from Weil Town Hall)
Nancy Farese, Founder, CatchLight.io and HKS Shorenstein Center Fellow
Communications Workshop: “Visual Journalism and Shaping Civic Engagement: Part 1: History of Visual Journalism"

4:15pm -5:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Candace Bertotti, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: “10X Your Influence! Increasing Leverage in Your Communications Strategies"


Tuesday, September 24
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Ken GagneTechnical Account Engineer at Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-profit Through Online Fundraising”

Thursday, September 26
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "How to Be a Better Writer"

Monday, September 30
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Nancy Farese, Founder, CatchLight.io and HKS Shorenstein Center Fellow
Communications Workshop: “Visual Journalism and Shaping Civic Engagement: Part 2: Solutions Journalism: What is Visual Literacy?”

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 1
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Delivering Bad News Well”

Thursday, October 3
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 229.
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Edit Your Own Work and Others’ Work”

Friday, October 4
2:00pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Ground Floor, Room 21
Franco Sacchi, Documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, De
velopment economist, and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: "Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 1: Basic Principles


Monday, October 7
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Nancy Farese, Founder, CatchLight.io and HKS Shorenstein Center Fellow
Communications Workshop: “Visual Literacy and Shaping Civic Engagement: Part 3: Innovations and Translations"

Tuesday, October 8
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly WeeksHKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Not Speaking in Class?”

Wednesday, October 9
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Nana Ariel, Lecturer of rhetoric and public speaking, and Fellow at MINDCATE Center for Science and Learning, Tel Aviv University 
Public Speaking Workshop: "Speech and Memory: How to Memorize your Talk (and why bother doing it?)

Tuesday, October 15
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Holly WeeksHKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Dealing with a Hostile Audience”

Wednesday, October 16
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Jess Cohen-Tanugi, Visualization Specialist, Harvard Libraries
Digital Communications Workshop: "Design Principles for Data Visualization"

Thursday, October 17
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Jen Jortner Cassidy, Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning
Communications Workshop: "Rock Your LinkedIn Profile"

Friday, October 18
2:00pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Ground Floor, Room 21
Franco Sacchi, Documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, Development economist, and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: "Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 2:  From Principles into Practice

Monday, October 21
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Writing Workshop, “Writing Opinion Columns from Personal Experience”

Wednesday, October 23
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Andy Burness, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: “Messaging Strategy for Change-Makers”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mike Carr, Executive Coach, ImprovBoston/IBcreative
Public Speaking Workshop: "Using Improv to Communicate More Effectively"
*HKS Students only.  Space Limited. Register by emailing alison_kommer@hks.harvard.edu

Thursday, October 24
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: “Not Enough Time to Work on Communications? Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity”
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Monday, October 28
1:15pm-2:30pm, Wexner Seminar Room, Wexner Building, Ground Floor, Room G02 (next to HKS cafeteria.)
John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil, PR, LLC.,
Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University

Communications Workshop: “Developing a Public Relations Plan for Your Non-Profit”

Tuesday, October 29
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil, PR, LLC., Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Communications Workshop:How to Manage Your Message in a Crisis”

Wednesday, October 30
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414
Mimi GossPresident, Mimi Goss Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: “Free Your True Voice: Speaking Authentically within an Organization”

Thursday, October 31
1:15pm-2:30pm, Wexner Building, Room 434AB
Timothy McCarthy, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: “Contentious Communication: How to Talk About ‘Hot’ Topics without Getting Heated”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Greg HarrisHKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 5
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
John WihbeyAssistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop: “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”

Thursday, November 7
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Tara Westover, Shorenstein Center A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, author of Educated: A Memoir
Writing Workshop: "From Paul Simon to Margaret Atwood: Tools of Rhetoric in Poetry and Prose"
*HKS Students Only*

Tuesday, November 12
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: “The Business of Public Speaking”

Wednesday, November 13
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 332
Dan KennedyAssociate Professor, Northeastern University, School of Journalism
Digital Communications Workshop: “Blog Like a Journalist: Establishing Your Voice in the Digital Age”

Thursday, November 14
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "How to Pitch a Journal Article"

Workshop Materials
Fall 2019