Public Voices


 

The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship is a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure our ideas help shape the important conversations of our age.

The Climate Crisis Solution is Educational Institutions

Recently, NASA’s former chief climate scientist, James Hansen, blasted U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson for…

The One Reason Asylum-Seekers Aren’t Offered Free Legal Counsel—And Why It Needs To Change

Each year about 100,000 people come to the United States seeking asylum because of persecution…

Enlightened Leadership of Black Women: Leading from the Side

Black women who lead from the side saved our presidency, and they will most likely…

Black Division is Also a Part of Black History

Nostalgic Black history does a disservice to younger people. The community of my childhood wasn’t…

Demand Better Science: Observational Studies Not Whole Story

Coffee can cause cancer. Wait, coffee lowers cancer rates. Eggs are totally fine to eat. No, eggs are bad for…

Homecooked: Persian Food Traditions For Health

American-born Iranians from my generation understand a few things as fact: We are expected to…

Ethnic Studies Saved My Life

A proposed legislation recognizing the centrality of race, ethnicity, and social justice in high school…

Masks and the Changing Face of Fashion

It’s one of the most polarized accessories of 2020 and I’m not talking about the…

Combatting Isolation and Loneliness as the Pandemic Surges On

“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”…

Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege

Sorry, John Mackey. I’m here to remind you that preventative care is health care and…

Warp Speed Vaccine Development Does Not Elicit Confidence in All

Scientific and mathematical proficiency in the U.S. lags behind many in the international community. In the…

History Repeats Itself in D.C., the Legacy of Racial Violence Continues

As Washington, D.C. authorities arrested and ousted the extremist hate group leader linked to the…