12/5: "The Dark Side: Reporting on the War on Terror." Kelman Seminar with Roger Cohen, columnist, International Herald Tribune; Fisher Family Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; and Carlotta Gall, reporter covering Pakistan and Afghanistan for The New York Times; 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.
11/29: "Inside the Mitt Machine: The Media and the Message." Speaker Series with Russell J. Schriefer, political consultant and media strategist, has worked on the last five presidential campaigns. He is a founding partner, with Stuart Stevens, of the Stevens & Schriefer Group, a strategic communications company. He is currently a senior advisor and media consultant to the Mitt Romney for President campaign.
11/28: "Fighting for human rights and press freedom in Bahrain: Possibilities and Limitations." Discussion with Dr. Mansoor al Jamri, editor-in-chief of Bahrain's Al Wasat. Co-sponsored by Harvard Law & International Development Society, HLS Human Rights Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Islamic Legal Studies Program, HKS Middle East Initiative, Shorenstein Center, Middle Eastern Law Students Association and The Prince al Waleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.
11/18: Theodore H. White Seminar on the Press and Politics with Tad Devine, Democratic media consultant for presidential campaigns; founder, Devine Mulvey; IOP Fellow; Thomas Frank, 2011 Nyhan Prize recipient; author and columnist, Harper's magazine; Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter, The Washington Post; Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University; staff writer, The New Yorker; Mark McKinnon, Republican communications strategist; columnist, The Daily Beast; Reidy Fellow, Shorenstein Center; Andrew Sullivan, blogger and political commentator; The Daily Beast; 2011 Theodore H. White Lecturer; Alex S. Jones, moderator, Shorenstein Center Director.
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11/9: Screening of the documentary Miss Representation. Sponsored by the Shorenstein Center, KSSG and the Women and Public Policy Program.
11/8: "Israeli Spring: The Unanswered Jewish Question." Lecture with Roger Cohen, International Herald Tribune/New York Times columnist, and Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project. Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center.
10/26: "The Commission on Presidential Debates in 2012: Candidates, Conversation & Caffeine." Janet Brown, executive director, Commission on Presidential Debates. Co-Sponsored with the Institute of Politics.
10/25: "From Uprisings in the Arab World to Social Unrest in London: The New Media Ecology and Citizen/State Dynamics in the 21st Century." Speaker Series with Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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10/24: "Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda." Seminar with Eric Schmitt, terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, and Thom Shanker, Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Moderators: Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Belfer Center.
10/6: "The Divided States of America: What the Voters Think." Peter Hart, chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates. Co-sponsored with the Institute of Politics.
4/26: "South Africa: Press, Politics and Development in the Post-Apartheid Era." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the Media with Bob Giles, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and Rob Rose, business reporter for South Africa's Sunday Times and 2011 Nieman Fellow.
4/7: "Undermining Our Own Security: U.S. Policies in the Middle East and Beyond." A discussion with Glenn Greenwald, constitutional lawyer; contributing writer at Salon.com, where he writes one of the most widely read political and legal blogs on the Internet. Co-sponsored with the Middle East Initiative and the Harvard Kennedy School Progressive Student Caucus.
4/6: "The Changing Role of the Media: A View from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street." Business & Government Seminar Series with Simon Lewis, Chief Executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe; former official spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Queen. Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the Shorenstein Center.
3/29: "The Military and the Media: Two Perspectives—Iraq and Pakistan." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media with Wajahat Khan, Shorenstein Fellow and broadcast and print journalist in Pakistan; and Emma Sky, Institute of Politics Fellow and former political advisor to General Ray T. Odierno, in Iraq. 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.
3/23: "In the Shadow of the Japan Crisis: The Seesaw Coverage of Nuclear Power." Clean Energy and the Media Series with Ned Potter, ABC News science correspondent, and Matthew Wald, New York Times energy reporter. Discussant: Matthew Bunn, Belfer Center. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
3/9: The "Leading through the Internet" Series with Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook. Moderated by David Gergen, CPL Director and Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center Director.
3/8: Goldsmith Seminar with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center. Panelists include Marshall Allen and Alex Richards, The Las Vegas Sun; Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, The Los Angeles Times; Laura Sullivan and Steven Drummond, National Public Radio; Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein, ProPublica; Karen de Sá, San Jose Mercury News; Dana Priest and William Arkin, The Washington Post.
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3/7: Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with a keynote address by Frank Rich, former columnist, The New York Times; winner of the 2011 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Goldsmith Book Prizes.
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2/28: PON Film Series Presents: Knocking with a discussion with film producer and director Joel Engardio. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Joan Shorenstein Center.
2/23: "The Long Road to Electric Cars: Green Hope or Media Hype?" Clean Energy and the Media Series with Alan Boyle, MSNBC.com science editor, and Bryan Walsh, Time magazine environment reporter. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
2/22: "Understanding public protests in Egypt and Iran: What is similar, what is different." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media with Hoochang Chehabi, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, and Nazila Fathi, reporter for The New York Times and currently a 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.
2/16: "Wind Energy: Which Way Does the Media Wind Blow?" Clean Energy and the Media Series with environment reporters Beth Daley, The Boston Globe, and Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center; Discussant Henry Lee, Belfer ENRP Program. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
2/15: "Are Colbert, Stewart and Leno Just Kidding? The covert power of political humor and mock journalism." Otto Santa Ana, associate professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA.
2/1: "Taking Stock of Cambodia 20 Years after the Paris Peace Agreement." Herbert C. Kelman Series on International Conflict with Kevin Doyle, editor-in-chief of The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh and 2011 Nieman Fellow; Stephen Marks, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Fellow at the University Committee on Human Rights Studies. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation and the Shorenstein Center.