Lionel Beehner

Lionel Beehner
Lionel Beehner has written for the op-ed pages of The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Russia Journal, Kiev Post, Seed, and Worth magazine. His commentary has appeared on CNN International, BBC Radio, CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CBC, Bloomberg TV, and Voice of America. He has also written for The New York Times, Washington Times, Newsweek International, and Weekly Standard.

Lionel was the 2006 recipient of a German Marshall Fund journalism fellowship for a research project on post-Soviet youth movements in Ukraine and Belarus. He was also a senior writer for the Council on Foreign Relations and named a 2010 Truman National Security Project Fellow.

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Lionel knows exactly what he's talking about and has an impressive roster of published pieces. I got an op-ed published in The Los Angeles Times and syndicated as far away as Australia! Now I have the confidence to keep putting myself out there. -- Mary Kolesnikova

"Lionel is engaging, incisive, friendly, and throroughly knowledgable about the field. I recommend this course to anyone intersted in breaking into op-ed writing." -- Alex Andrews

"Lionel's class provided useful tools to develop and hone op-ed writing skills. His background enabled him to provide current, relevant information." -- Renee Fountain

"Lionel is an accomplished op-ed contributor who is happy to share his talent to help his students get their op-eds published." -- Martha Katzeff

"Lionel blends talent with experience, selflessness with tirelessness. Anyone wishing to enter the field should take one of his courses." -- Frank A. Campbell

"I rate this class an A+. Lionel is a wonderful, fun, and honest editor, as well as a classy guy who gives us the real scoop on how to get a pitch to work." -- Donna DeLeno Neuworth

"Lionel is a wonderful instructor. He really is the ideal teacher. He's extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and cares about improving his students' skills. I highly recommend his course." -- Lonzen Rugira

"Lionel is a real professional with a down-to-earth attitude. His comments are challenging but supportive and he has a good sense of humor and liveliness in his lectures and chats." -- Nick Kessler