February 21, 2020

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NYU DC Dialogues welcomed James Devitt, Managing Director of Public Affairs at NYU NY, who discussed with students how to utilize visuals in advocacy and the powerful role that these visuals can play. In this workshop over lunch, students learned the importance of visual communication in telling a story, making a case, and pretty much in any message one wishes to transmit to an audience or another individual. This session included pointers on talking to the press and helped students polish their storytelling skills.

This workshop was open to NYU DC students and alumni.

James Devitt

James Devitt is the managing director of public affairs at New York University, where he has created and executed communications plans for its various schools and institutes and publicized the scholarship of its faculty. He has also served as a senior public affairs officer at Columbia University and as communications director for the White House Project, a non-partisan organization that sought to advance women’s leadership. In addition to his communications positions, he has been an adjunct professor since 1997 and currently teaches at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.