Event Details
Event Title Being Public and Engaging Policy (Online)
Location Online via Zoom
Sponsor H.W. Odum Institute
Date/Time 09/01/2023 - 10/27/2023
Event Price
For more information, contact the event administrator: Jill Stevens jill_stevens@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Dr. Rashawn Ray Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Session Status Session Session Date Start Time End Time Cutoff Session Price
Expired Being Public and Engaging Policy (Online) 09/01/2023 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 08/28/2023 $0.00
Expired Being Public and Engaging Policy (Online) 10/27/2023 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 10/26/2023 $0.00
This one-day course will be offered via Zoom only. Course schedule is 10:00am – 3:30pm, with a 1 hour lunch and (2) 10 minute breaks (1 in morning and 1 in afternoon). Attendance is required as it will not be recorded.

Academics are increasingly asked to engage with public actors from policymakers to journalists. Rarely, however, are academics given any guidance or strategies for doing so. In this workshop, Dr. Ray will provide strategies for interacting with journalists, policymakers, and bureaucrats. Participants will learn best practices for amplifying their research to broader publics as well as ways to engage in self-care to continue the work. In addition to publishing over 50 books, articles, and book chapters, Ray has testified at the federal and state levels and written over 50 op-eds for outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and Insider. Ray has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and others. From 2018-2022, Ray co-edited Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public, which garnered over one million views and downloads per year. He was recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
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