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. ISPS is pleased to also invite graduate students in other departments at Yale with an interest in policymaking to participate in these sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: Skills development sessions are not open to the general public. Certain sessions are mandatory for ISPS-affiliated students and fellows; contact your program coordinator for more information about your participation requirements. Graduate students in other departments at Yale with an interest in policymaking are welcome to participate.

*Registration is required*

Fall 2020 Schedule

date topic Expert
October 9, 10:00-11:00 AM

How to Research Legislative History

Slides available

John Dearborn
Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, Yale University

October 23, 10:00-11:30 AM

Big Lessons from Small Nations: How to Do Comparative Policy Analysis

Slides available

James Breiding
CEO of S8 Nations and a fellow at the  School for International Development, Harvard University

October 30, 10:00-11:00 AM

How to Write a Policy Brief

Nate Loewentheil
Vice President, Camber Creek

Ongoing & by appointment*

Statistical support and training

Writing support and tutoring
 

Stat Lab

Undergraduate Writing Lab

*Students are encouraged to register for workshops offered by the Stat Lab at the Marx Science and Social Science Library and resources available at the Undergraduate Writing Lab at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.

PLEASE NOTE: The Research Library at Rosenkranz is available to help you whether you are writing a senior thesis, dissertation, or working on a general research project, you can get help finding and/or manipulating data, framing your research question, or locatinge the best sources, as well as guidance on search strategies for annotated bibliographies and using citation software. Open Friday from 1 - 4pm, beginning October 9. For more information, contact Kenya Flash or Sara Gottlieb-Cohen.


Past Expert Instructors
Emily Bazelon, Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and Truman Capote Fellow, Yale Law School
Alex Coppock, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
Barbara Esty, Data Librarian, Marx Science and Social Science Library, Yale University
Kenya Flash, Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information, Marx Science and Social Science Library, Yale University
Karin Gosselink, Associate Director of Undergraduate Writing and Academic Strategies, Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University
David Leonhardt, Op-Ed columnist, New York Times
Adam Seth Levine, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University; President, Research4Impact
Molly Offer-Westort, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science and Stat Lab Consultant, Yale University
Kyle Peyton, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science and Stat Lab Consultant, Yale University
Michael Tomasky, Contributing opinion writer, New York Times

Questions? Email isps(at)yale(dot)edu