ISPS Fellowships: Policy-Related Skills Development

ISPS-affiliated students are a carefully selected group of thoughtful individuals who are deeply passionate about policy issues. Students have different interests, policy-related experiences, and academic perspectives.

ISPS offers a series of short policy-related skills development sessions to affiliated students to ensure that all students have a base level of knowledge about key aspects of policy work.

Sessions will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Policy Lab, 77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT.

Spring 2019 Schedule

date topic Expert
FEB 6 Working with government data CSSSI* Staff
FEB 13 Working with government documents CSSSI* Staff
FEB 27 Policy memo writing – postponed Undergraduate Writing Lab Staff
MAR 27 Policy white paper writing Undergraduate Writing Lab Staff
APR 3 Op-ed writing Special Guest, Michael Tomasky,
New York Times
APR 10 Intro to R Stat Lab Staff
APR 17 Analyzing data with R (part1) Stat Lab Staff

* CSSSI = Center for Science and Social Science Information

PLEASE NOTE: Skills development sessions are not open to the public. Certain sessions are mandatory for ISPS-affiliated students and fellows; contact your program coordinator for more information about your participation requirements.

Spring 2019 Experts

Barbara Esty, Data Librarian at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, Yale University

Kenya Flash, Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, Yale University

Karin Gosselink, Associate Director of the Writing Center and Director of the Academic Strategies Program, Yale University

Michael Tomasky, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times