12/9: Screening of Inside Job followed by a discussion with Charles Ferguson, director and producer; founder and president of Representational Pictures, Inc. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
12/7: "The Afghan Challenge: What Will It Take for Them to Trust Their Own Security Forces?" Herbert C. Kelman Series on International Conflict with Paul Bricker, Colonel in the United States Army and Weatherhead Center Fellow; and Abdul Waheed Wafa, reporter for The New York Times in Kabul, Afghanistan and Nieman Fellow. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation and the Shorenstein Center.
12/7: A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides. David Rohde, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The New York Times and former Shorenstein Fellow; and his wife and co-author Kristen Mulvihill, fashion and photography editor at various women's magazines, including Marie Claire and Self.
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11/16: "The Writer/Editor Alchemy: Tracy Kidder Talks about Writing." Joined by Richard Todd, Kidder's long-time editor. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center director.
11/16: "What Is It Costing the U.S. to Ignore Its Relationship with Latin America?" Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict with Guillermo Perry, Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor at Harvard University and research associate at Fedesarrollo, Colombia; and Pablo Corral, photojournalist from Ecuador and 2010–11 Nieman Fellow. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
11/15: "A Conversation about the Economy: Where Do We Go from Here?" Event for Students with Douglas W. Shorenstein, Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Chairman and CEO of Shorenstein Properties LLC; and T. Gary Rogers, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; former Chairman and CEO of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc.; former Chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co. Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.
11/15: "Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press." The Kalb Report with Douglas Brinkley, historian; Sam Donaldson, ABC News; and Martha Joynt Kumar, historian. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus. The series is produced jointly by the George Washington University Global Media Institute, the Shorenstein Center and the National Press Club.
11/15: Theodore H. White Seminar on the Press and Politics with Mindy Finn, GOP online political consultant at Engage; Charles Gibson, former ABC News anchor, Shorenstein Center Fellow; William Greider, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, 2010 Nyhan Prize winner; David King, Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School; Susan Milligan, former Boston Globe reporter, IOP Fellow; Alex S. Jones, moderator, Shorenstein Center Director.
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11/9: "How to Reach, Engage and Empower Brand Activists." David All, founder of TechRepublican.com and president of the David All Group.
10/29: "Face to Face with Riz Khan: What Is Newsworthy?" A discussion of editorial choice in the context of a lack of coverage about the Pakistan floods and their aftermath. Co-sponsored with the South Asia Initiative, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Harvard Pakistan Student Group.
10/26: "Can the Euro Survive? Europe's Scorecard in the Financial Crisis." Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. Moderated by R. Nicholas Burns. Co-sponsored with the Future of Diplomacy Project.
10/26: "Algorithms, the News and Democracy." Eli Pariser, board president and former executive director, MoveOn.org.
10/21: "The Hotter the Water, the Stronger the Tea Party." Breakfast with Mark McKinnon, Republican political advisor, president of Maverick Media, and the vice-chairman of Public Strategies, Inc. He has has worked for political candidates such as former President George W. Bush, 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, and the late former Governor Ann Richards.
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10/19: "Can Ethnic Divisions Be Healed for the Good of All Kenyans?" Kelman Seminar with Robert Rotberg, World Peace Foundation, Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; and Gwen Thompkins, NPR. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation; the Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the Shorenstein Center; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.
10/19: "Aspects of the Story." Tracy Kidder, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center; author of The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, Hometown, Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment and Strength in What Remains.
10/13: "Writing Literary Nonfiction." A conversation with Tracy Kidder, A.M. Rosenthal Writer in Residence at the Shorenstein Center; author of the following books of narrative nonfiction: The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, Hometown, Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment and Strength in What Remains. Moderated by Darcy Frey. Co-sponsored with Harvard Writers at Work.
10/7: "Shooting in the Wild." Environmental Filmmaking Workshop with Chris Palmer, MPA '79, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
10/6: "In the Spirit of David Halberstam: Investigative Reporting from the Front Lines." A conversation on investigative journalism with Stephen Engelberg, managing editor, ProPublica; Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News; Charles M. Sennott, executive editor and vice president, GlobalPost. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics.
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9/28: "Reinventing the News Story for the Internet Age." Bill Adair, editor, PolitiFact; Washington bureau chief, St. Petersburg Times.
9/27: Discussion with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize–winner; columnist for The New York Times; author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Co-sponsored with the Future of Diplomacy Project, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Women and Public Policy Program and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
9/23: "Democracy and New Media." Panel discussion with Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies; Nicco Mele, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy; Clay Shirky, Visiting Murrow Lecturer; and Zephyr Teachout, Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy. Moderated by Tom Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press. Part of the Belfer Center's Technology and Governance 2.0 conference.
9/21: "International Finance and How It Affects the Negotiation of Global Conflicts." Kelman Seminar with Loch Adamson, London Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor and Nieman Fellow, and Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
8/30: The Shorenstein Center announces fall Fellows and Visiting Faculty: Tracy Kidder, first A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence; Clay Shirky, Visiting Murrow Lecturer; Charles Gibson, veteran broadcast journalist; Karen Rothmyer, consulting editor at Nairobi Star; Sandra Rowe, former executive editor, Portland Oregonian; Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin.
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5/14: Barbara Crossette, former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, receives 2010 Shorenstein Prize.
4/30: "Unruly Democracy: Science Blogs and the Public Sphere." Panel discussion with Sheila Jasanoff, HKS STS Program; Henry Donahue, Discover; Gideon Gil, The Boston Globe; Joy Moore, Seed; Francesca Grifo, Union of Concerned Scientists; Chris Mooney, MIT and Discover; Jessica Palmer, Bioephemera; Amanda Gefter, New Scientist; Kimberley Isbell, Citizens Media Law Project; "Dr. Isis," science blogs; Thomas Levenson, MIT; Sam Bayard, Citizen Media Law Project; Phil Hilts, Knight Program, MIT; Joseph Romm, Center for American Progress; Cristine Russell, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-sponsored with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT.
4/20: "The Power of the Old and New Media: The Case of the Clergy and the Sex Abuse Scandal." Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event with Walter Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and former Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who along with the Spotlight Team unearthed the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church; and Clay Shirky, New York University, writes on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
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4/15: "Oil and Conflict: A View from the Front Lines." Discussion and media presentation with Peter Maass, Reidy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center; and photographer Ed Kashi. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
4/15: "Health Care Reform through the Eyes of the Media." Shorenstein Speaker Series event with David Broder, political correspondent and columnist, The Washington Post; Fellow, Institute of Politics (Fall '69–Spring '70); Shorenstein Center Advisory Board member. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics.
4/14: "Strategies for Producing High-Impact Media in a Networked Age." Discussion with Tracy Van Slyke, author and director of the Media Consortium. Co-sponsored by the Media & Communications PIC, Gov 2.0 PIC and the Progressive Caucus.
4/13: "Afghanistan: How to End Violent Conflict and Promote Reconciliation." Kelman Seminar Series with Peter Galbraith, former ambassador to Croatia and former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Afghanistan and an Assistant Secretary-General of the UN. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation and the Shorenstein Center.
4/13: "The News a Third Way: Substance and Speed in a World of Tweets." Michael Tackett, Washington bureau chief, Bloomberg News.
4/5: "Covering Health Care Reform in the New Media Age: What Has Changed and What Can We Learn?" Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and management, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health; Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor, ABC News; Ezra Klein, blogger on economic and domestic policy, Washingtonpost.com, and columnist, Newsweek magazine; Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent, National Public Radio. Co-sponsored with the Health Policy Professional Interest Council and the Communications & Media Professional Interest Council.
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4/1: Deborah Amos, the Shorenstein Center's Goldsmith Fellow and NPR's Iraq correspondent, discusses her book, Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Book Store.
3/10: "From the State House to the White House: Digital Governance." Panel discussion with Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States; Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer of the State of California; Anne Margulies, Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Moderated by Jerry Mechling, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-sponsored by the Gov 2.0 PIC.
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3/9: "The India-Pakistan Peace Initiative: The Role of GEO TV Network." Kelman Seminar Series with Mir Ibrahim Rahman, CEO, GEO TV Network. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
3/6: Gov 2.0 New England Camp, an "unconference" about using social-media tools and other web technologies to create a more effective, efficient and collaborative government. The event was co-sponsored with the Harvard Kennedy School student group Gov 2.0.
3/4: "Climate Policy and Politics: Covering Conflict in the Capital, Copenhagen and Beyond." Eric Pooley, Bloomberg.com; Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post; Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center; Cristine Russell, Belfer Center. Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program.
3/2: John Heilemann and Mark Halperin discuss their new book, Game Change. Heilemann, a graduate of the Kennedy School, is national political correspondent and columnist for New York Magazine. Halperin, former IOP and Shorenstein Fellow, is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. Co-sponsored with the Institute of Politics.
3/2: "The Greatest Trade Ever." How a band of unlikely investors pulled off the greatest financial coup in history, why the experts didn't see the collapse coming, and why we're in an era of financial crisis and bubbles. Greg Zuckerman, senior writer and Heard on the Street columnist, The Wall Street Journal.
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2/25: "Afghanistan: The Human Factor." Discussion with reporters from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Vanessa Gezari, Jason Motlagh and Nir Rosen. Moderated by Jon Sawyer, executive director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
2/23: "Understanding Chavez." Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict, and the News Media with Boris Munoz, editor in chief, Exceso Magazine and Nieman Fellow and Leonardo Vivas, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Kennedy School of Government. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
2/11: "A Way Forward: Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier," a conference by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.
2/4: "The Public Divide Over Climate Change: Scientists, Skeptics and the Media." Andrew Revkin, The New York Times; Matthew Nisbet, American University; Henry Lee and Cristine Russell, Belfer Center; Tom Patterson, Shorenstein Center. Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program.
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1/29: Shorenstein Center announces the winners of the 2010 Goldsmith Book Prize and the finalists for the 2010 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The book-prize winners are Matthew Hindman for The Myth of Digital Democracy (academic) and John Maxwell Hamilton for Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting (trade). THe investigative-reporting prize finalists are J. Andrew Curliss and Staff, The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC); Mark Greenblatt, KHOU-TV; Sean P. Murphy, The Boston Globe; Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Joe Stephens, Lena H. Sun and Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post; and A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and The Nation Institute.
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1/26: Shorenstein Center announces fellows and visiting faculty for spring 2010. The fellows are Deborah Amos, NPR; Steven Dong, Tsinghua University; Gene Gibbons, Stateline.org; and Peter Maass, The New York Times Magazine. Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University, will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Policy.