Publishing Op-Eds and Blogposts

A great way to become recognized in your field is to publish op-eds, blogposts, and other short articles on your topics of expertise and interest. This highly interactive, and career-building, course will guide you through the process of developing a topic, writing and revising through two drafts, identifying potential publication venues, and navigating the submission process. Students will be asked to begin the class with a topic of focus identified and then will aim to have a short article ready for potential publication by the end of the six weeks. The assignment can be used to help you begin establishing yourself as a thought leader or simply enable you to pursue a passion project or enhance your writing in general. This course is designed primarily for those who have not already published extensively in these formats, although those with prior experience are also welcome.  The instructor has published numerous op-eds, blogposts, and other articles in publications including The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Politico, Washington Monthly  , and The New York Times  , and has taught writing skills at NYU, Columbia, and the University of Arizona.


  • Creating an op-ed or blogpost outline
  • Researching potential publication venues
  • Producing a publishable-quality article

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Foundational knowledge of writing and research in the field of global affairs
  • Demonstrated critical and applied analysis in writing for a global audience

Ideal for

  • Students interested in global affairs
  • Professionals across all industries looking to improve their writing as it relates to the global arena
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.