M6.3 Submit: Write an Editorial
Complex World is a leading publication for interdisciplinary approaches to real-world problems. It is a publication that you will encounter in future courses at Excelsior.For our purposes, we will consider it a peer-reviewed source (as your instructor will be reviewing your submissions) that addresses public issues and problems from an interdisciplinary lens.For your first submission to Complex World at Excelsior College, you will submit a short editorial. We are increasingly seeing peer-reviewed journals invite experts to share insights in the form of these editorials. It is a mechanism to disseminate information to the professional community while the often-lengthy research is in progress around pressing issues, such as the recent pandemic, responses to violent natural and human-made events, and more. The cover of the issue to which you will be submitting your editorial will give you a visual of the theme of the magazine.Remember that editorials are typically opinion pieces; supporting your opinions with data adds to your credibility. So, be sure your opinions are supported by evidence. Assume that Complex World is a leading source of interdisciplinary information for leaders in all fields and careers.
Write a short editorial as a forward thinker to address the following: Disasters are indeed “all hands on deck” occurrences that are typically long-lasting. How would you advise other leaders in your discipline to prepare for future disaster situations? What other stakeholder groups and/or disciplines should be at the table?
Be sure to explicitly state if certain groups have been historically left out of important decision-making.