Public Voices Fellowship

PVF 2013 cohort

Northwestern University is partnering with OpEd Project to present the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program. This year-long program provides a select group of scholars across all disciplines with the resources, support and skills needed in order to dramatically increase their visibility and influence as thought leaders in academia and the world at large.  Congratulations to the 2013 Fellows!

Publications by the 2013 Public Voices Fellows

Karen Alter, Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Yarrow Axford, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Sheila Bedi, Law School

Nicola Beisel, Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Juan Caicedo, Transplant Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine

Marie Crandall, Trauma & Critical Care, Feinberg School of Medicine

Sofia Garcia, Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Mita Sanghavi Goel, General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Eszter Hargittai, Communication Studies, School of Communication

Jessica Kiley, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine

June McKoy, Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Nicholas Pearce, Management & Organizations, Kellogg Schools of Management

Miriam Petty, Radio, TV & Film, School of Communication

Galya Ruffer, Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Regina Schwartz, English, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Malika Shah, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Melissa Simon, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Juliet Sorensen, Law School

Linda Teplin, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Feinberg School of Medicine

Paloma Toledo, Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Public Voices - MLK Panel Discussion

Join us for a special event hosted by the Evanston MLK Committee and the Office of the Provost.  Five Fellows will discuss the impact of diverse voices in our media in a panel discussion titled Civil Rights and Social Justice: Calling All Voices.  This event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014  /  5:30-7:00 pm  /  McCormick Tribune Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston

Download the event flyer.


Public Voices at Other Universities

Princeton University: Public Voices Fellowship Project

Yale University: Yale NewsYale Daily News

Fordham University

Stanford University

More About the Op-Ed Project

The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world, starting with more women. We envision a world where the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and to shape society and the world. We have successfully piloted programs to advance minority and women’s voices with major organizations and universities nation-wide, with stunning results: nearly 5,000 women and men have come through The OpEd Project, and have assumed thought leadership positions (via op-eds and much more) in virtually every major media outlet, conservatively reaching hundreds of millions of readers. As a direct result participants have gone on to speak on national TV and radio, advance their research and teaching careers, earn book contracts (or generate larger/more popular audiences for existing academic books), consult on national policy issues, take new leadership roles at their institutions, brief Congress, and become nationally recognized for their ideas.