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Aaron Belkin

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Aaron Belkin is a Stone-Cold Communications Genius

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We don’t bandy about terms like these, but Aaron Belkin is a stone-cold communications genius. He was a leader of the communications strategy that helped end the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevented gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly in the military, and he followed that with a successful campaign to allow transgender individuals in the military to serve openly and have access to gender-affirming medical and psychological care. Aaron’s book How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ should be required reading in every communications class, and for that matter every nonprofit or foundation communications department everywhere. Eric spoke with Aaron about his strategy to win on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and much more. Aaron is controversial, a little salty, and unafraid of taking on the conventional wisdom (and don’t get him started on George Lakoff). We really think you’re going to enjoy this one.

1hr

5 Apr 2022

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EP 013 | Dr. Aaron Belkin, PhD - Part 2

Armchair Scholars

Thanks for tuning into part 2 of our conversation! In this episode, we discuss "Take Back the Court." In our first conversation (EP 011) with Dr. Belkin, we spoke about the Palm Center and the Transgender Military Ban.   EP 011 Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcnWND3OxEI Aaron Belkin, PhD serves as professor of political science at San Francisco State University, where he teaches a lecture course on delusion and paranoia in American politics. Prior to his arrival at State, he was an associate professor of political science at University of California, Santa Barbara and an associate professor of psychology at City University of New York. He earned his B.A. in international relations at Brown University in 1988 and his Ph.D in political science at the University of California, Berkeley in 1998.   Dr. Aaron Belkin is a scholar and advocate who, since 1999, has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which the Advocate named as one of the most effective LGBT rights organizations in the United States. He designed and implemented much of the public education campaign responsible for helping end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011. Aaron summarized the keys to successful advocacy in the e-book, How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which Arianna Huffington praised as a “best practices guide for civil rights fights.” He has written and edited more than thirty scholarly articles, chapters and books.   He is also the director of "Take Back the Court" which has a mission "informing the public about the danger that the Supreme Court poses to democracy, and about the viability of court expansion—adding seats to the Court—as the only strategy that re-balances the court after its 2016 theft." TAKE BACK THE COURT  Website: https://www.takebackthecourt.today/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TakeBacktheCt?s=20

1hr 32mins

22 Mar 2021

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EP 011 | Dr. Aaron Belkin, PhD

Armchair Scholars

Aaron Belkin, PhD serves as professor of political science at San Francisco State University, where he teaches a lecture course on delusion and paranoia in American politics. Prior to his arrival at State, he was an associate professor of political science at University of California, Santa Barbara and an associate professor of psychology at City University of New York. He earned his B.A. in international relations at Brown University in 1988 and his Ph.D in political science at the University of California, Berkeley in 1998.  Dr. Aaron Belkin is a scholar and advocate who, since 1999, has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which the Advocate named as one of the most effective LGBT rights organizations in the United States. He designed and implemented much of the public education campaign responsible for helping end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011. Aaron summarized the keys to successful advocacy in the e-book, How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which Arianna Huffington praised as a “best practices guide for civil rights fights.” He has written and edited more than thirty scholarly articles, chapters and books.  He is also the director of "Take Back the Court" which has a mission "informing the public about the danger that the Supreme Court poses to democracy, and about the viability of court expansion—adding seats to the Court—as the only strategy that re-balances the court after its 2016 theft." PERSONAL http://aaronbelkin.org/​ PALM CENTER  Website: https://www.palmcenter.org/​   Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePalmCenter​ TAKE BACK THE COURT  Website: https://www.takebackthecourt.today/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TakeBacktheCt?s=20 Connect with us on social media @armchairscholars everywhere!

1hr 20mins

15 Feb 2021

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'BradCast' 10/27/2020 (Guest: Aaron Belkin of Take Back the Court)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com

58mins

28 Oct 2020

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Aaron Belkin

For The Win

In the latest episode of For the Win, Abby & Yochi spoke with Aaron Belkin, the director of Take Back the Court, about why a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court would put a Biden presidency in “handcuffs from day one” and how Democrats can add enough new justices to prevent the high court from simply becoming another arm of the Republican Party.

27mins

13 Oct 2020

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Aaron Belkin, Palm Center at The Commonwealth Club of Ca

The Michelle Meow Show

Dr. Aaron Belkin of Palm Center on Trump Administration on the military.

1hr

17 Jul 2018

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ComNet16: The Communications Network CEO Sean Gibbons In Conversation With Professor Aaron Belkin

CommsCast

ComNet16: The Communications Network CEO Sean Gibbons In Conversation With Professor Aaron Belkin by The Communications Network

1hr 12mins

28 Aug 2017