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Jackson Foundation director encourages Ph.D. students to share their expertise

October 19, 2015

Bridge Lab

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Ph.D. program hosted Lara Iglitzin, executive director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, for its first Bridge Lab session of the year.

Iglitzin told attendees that it’s important for them to have the confidence to put their voices out there and share their research through public outlets. Iglitzin has published op-eds in local media outlets and encouraged students to find a Pacific Northwest angle that would appeal to the readership of publications such as the Seattle Times. “You are the experts,” she told Ph.D. students. “Tell me why I should care.”

Bridge Lab aims to train JSIS scholars to make their research relevant to the real world, and to think about ways to get their expertise heard in the policy, business, or non-profit realm.