Two-Day (Full + "Translation") Seminar
The two day seminar combines a full day seminar with a second day of guided work and hands-on individual feedback, in which we bring one or several OpEd Project mentors to work directly with seminar participants on their op-ed drafts, accompany them in exercises designed to expand the way they think about their particular expertise, and help them “translate” scholarly research into the lingua franca of public debate. The second day, also called our “translation” seminar, gives participants the opportunity to share their ideas and arguments—sketched and drafted in the full seminar, and fleshed out overnight—with each other in a language that is broadly accessible (and perhaps not previously available to them), which serves to foster community among colleagues and cross-pollination of ideas. The goal of this second day is to ensure all participants act on the ideas they generated in the first day, and leave with a solid op-ed which they will submit for publication. Participants will have ongoing access to OpEd Project resources, events and one year of access to The OpEd Project's National Network of Mentor-Editors.