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Going Public: A Workshop and Discussion with Professor Lee Badgett

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Duke faculty, staff, and graduate students: Join us for a workshop and discussion with Professor M. V. Lee Badgett based on her recently published book, The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World (NYU Press). Light lunch served.

The Public Professor offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation. 

“Your work can matter, and you can be influential at a public level. But the path to becoming a public professor, influential policy advisor, scholar- activist, valued community resource, or go- to person on an issue is not one that we’re trained to walk as scholars. Using this book to repurpose what you already know about how the world works plus acquiring a few new skills will position you for engagement— being involved and hoping to make a difference— and for impact— actually making a difference.” (from the Introduction to The Public Professor)

Lee Badgett, a veteran policy analyst and public intellectual with over 25 years of experience connecting cutting edge research with policymakers and the public, offers clear and practical advice to scholars looking to engage with the world outside of academia. She shows scholars how to see the big picture, master communicating with new audiences, and build strategic professional networks. 

Co-sponsored with the Forum for Scholars and Publics. More information on this event from FSP. Questions? Contact

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  • Professional Development