I am delighted that today marks the launch of a new series of commentaries authored by interested Virginia Tech graduate students, irrespective of their disciplinary background, on topics relevant to the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance mission. The new student-run column, Re: Reflections and Explorations, will appear weekly in this space on Thursdays and will feature the thinking of a different author each week. I want to thank the doctoral students who organized this effort and do encourage those interested in contributing an essay to contact Lyusyena Kirakosyan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain editorial guidelines and to schedule a date for your effort next fall. Meanwhile, as it happens, Lyusyena has written our first commentary to kick-off the series, entitled “Harnessing the Power of Narrative for Social Change.” Thank you for your interest and consideration.
Max Stephenson Jr.
Professor and Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance