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Policython Event for Writing Policy Proposals

The Pandemic Policython, scheduled from October 23rd-25th, is an opportunity for students to write policy proposals addressing today’s most pressing challenges in areas such as public health, economic equity, criminal justice, and international affairs. This free online event is open to anyone, whether you have an inkling to explore public policy, or you want to further hone your existing policy writing skills.

Speakers and mentors from nonprofits including the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, academic institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School, and international NGOs including the World Health Organization will be participating and sharing their expertise. You can work in teams of 1-4 members and receive guidance every step of the way through workshops, mentor office hours, and judge feedback. The event culminates with submitting the policy memos to policymakers. Winning teams will receive up to $250 in cash and $1000 in a seed grant fund to continue their work with a partner. Tons of other prizes, from placement in the Harvard Art Museum to automatic entry into partner organization fellowships and chats with leading academics, are available.

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Reserve your spot asap — they accept applications on a rolling basis!

Policy for the People is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit organization of students engaging students in policy. It is made up of students from all over the world, from Harvard to the London School of Economics to the U of Toronto. 

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