The Truman Center is working to diversify the nuclear policy making field to better represent the wide range of communities affected by those policies and to make the policymaking process more inclusive.
To advance that goal, in the summer of 2023 Truman is organizing a two-day virtual opinion writing workshop for graduate students researching topics relevant to nuclear policy (as pertains to both nuclear weapons and energy) and pursuing degrees in fields such as national and international security, conflict resolution, public policy, international institutions, human rights, and environmental justice. Through the workshop, students will sharpen their ability to write convincing, short- and medium-length op-eds and other opinion pieces that build on their academic research and make their arguments accessible to a broad audience.
Truman is seeking individuals who have completed at least one year of graduate studies (Master's or Doctoral) to participate in the workshop. The application, due June 15, 2023, includes submitting a draft pitch for an opinion piece. Topics for that pitch should relate to nuclear nonproliferation, deterrence, testing, energy, waste management, or related topics. Participation in this workshop does not guarantee publication of the finished opinion piece, but Truman will help students navigate the publication process. Truman will amplify any opinion pieces published through its network of members as well as via its website and social media.