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CARI Workshop "Writing for Impact"

October 12, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS proposes to train China-Africa scholars to improve the impact of their writing, by turning academic research into formats more commonly read by general audiences as well as policymakers. To help bridge the gap, CARI is hosting its first workshop focused on translating academic work into policy briefs, op-eds, and long-form articles. We want to help you make your scholarly research more accessible, and help you reach wider audiences in a timely fashion, including through leveraging social media to circulate your work.

This small-scale (maximum of twelve participants), two-day writing workshop will be held at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2019. Researchers will exchange with editors, policymakers, and China-Africa scholars who have succeeded in disseminating their findings to the non-academic world. Participants will aim to complete a draft of a policy brief, long-form magazine article, or op-ed by the end of the workshop.

Participants have been selected based on the applications they sent in response to our call for pitches.

Location: Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW