The Conversation on Political Science & Public Engagement

As I'm sure most of you are aware, Nicholas Kristof believes that American academics (especially political scientists) don't do enough to engage with the public.  Political scientists have responded:

Overall, I think it is good that we regularly have these moments to reflect on how we engage with the public. In recent years, we have made great strides in our ability to get the substance of our research out to a larger audience, and I see no evidence that we are slowing down. Still, it never hurts to take some time to think about how we might do more of this and do it better. 

Of course, the conversation is ongoing, and many more are likely to contribute.  Feel free to add links in the comments!

About K. Chad Clay

K. Chad Clay is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia and co-director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project. His research focuses on the impact of international factors on human rights practices, political violence, and economic development. He received his PhD in political science from Binghamton University in 2012.

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