The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

March 22 Scholars Strategy Network: How to Publish Op-eds & How Academics Can Use Twitter

The Scholars Strategy Network[]‘s New York City Chapter invites graduate students and faculty to participate in a media training led by Rich Benjamin and Sean McElwee of the think-tank Demos. These speakers will offer expert coaching on how to¬†publish op-eds or commentary pieces and how academics can use Twitter. This training is designed to help scholarly researchers expand the impact of their work through public and media engagement.

This training is free, but space is limited.


When: Friday, April 7, 12-2pm

Where: The CUNY Graduate Center

To participate: Send one paragraph to describing your research interests and what you want to know about writing commentary pieces or using Twitter. Please include your full name and affiliation. 

Deadline: March 22. We will confirm that you have a spot by March 27.


The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN)[] seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America’s colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media. Hundreds of university-based members voluntarily contribute time and ideas to the Scholars Strategy Network, which employs a small, dedicated professional staff to amplify and energize their efforts.

The New York City Chapter, established in 2015, is actively recruiting members. Joining is easy, requiring only that you write a short policy brief for posting on the SSN website. Contact Isaac Jabola-Carolus for further details (