Professional Development Workshops

Please join us for the final two professional development events of the year:


“How to Publish in Academic Journals”

A Political Science Program Development Roundtable/Workshop with Paisley Currah, founding Editor, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly; Carol Gould, Editor, Journal of Social Philosophy; Lenny Markovitz, Co- Editor-in-Chief, Comparative Politics; Lennie Feldman, Associate Editor, Polity

Thursday December 8th, 4:15pm-6:15pm – Room 5200



Teaching Philosophy and Analytical Reasoning with Argument Visualization.”  

Simon Cullen (Princeton)

Friday, December 9th, 3-5pm

Room 5200.07

Many students — even bright students at top research universities — have not developed their analytical reasoning abilities to the level widely presupposed by college-level curricula. They struggle to engage with argumentative prose, and often find writing such prose extremely difficult. In this hands-on session, I present experimental evidence that suggests training students in a technique for visualizing the logical structures of arguments can lead to large and long-lasting improvements in their logical reasoning ability. You will learn what argument visualization is, and how it can be used to help your students develop these crucial analytical skills within the context of content focused courses. Further information about argument visualization, as well as some example maps, may be found at[]. The presentation will conclude with a little mapping workshop, so if possible, please bring an internet-connected laptop.


Co-sponsored by Political Science, Philosophy, GC Digital Initiatives, and the Teaching and Learning Center of the CUNY Graduate Center