12/10: Harvard Kennedy School Establishes the Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy
12/2: "Accountability and Transparency: National Security, the Media and the Public Good." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Joe Klein, Shorenstein Fellow and columnist at Time magazine; and Frank Thorp IV, a retired Navy Rear Admiral, was the U.S. Navy’s chief of information for the Department of the Navy providing strategic communication counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Joint Communication) overseeing strategic communication initiatives, and chief of media for U.S. Central Command during Iraqi Freedom. Moderated by Donna Hicks, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation; the Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy; and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
11/13: Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics with The Honorable Alan K. Simpson, T.H. White Lecturer, U.S. Senator (R-Wyoming) from 1979–1997; Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism, columnist for the Miami Herald, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary; Jackie Calmes, White House correspondent, The New York Times; Beth Myers, IOP Fellow, political consultant and senior advisor for the Romney 2012 presidential campaign; and Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and senior member, The Chicago Tribune editorial board. Moderator: Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.
11/12: "The Moment of Truth: Math, Media and Mystery."
Theodore H. White Lecture with the Honorable Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator (R-Wyoming), 1979–1997, and the awarding of the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism to Leonard Pitts Jr, columnist, the Miami Herald; winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
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10/28: "The Potentials and Limits to Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from Bosnia and Kosovo for the Current Syria Crisis."
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Sadik al-Azm, Professor Emeritus of modern European philosophy at the University of Damascus, Syria and Scholar at Risk, Harvard University; and Wolfgang Petritsch, Austrian diplomat and fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
10/11: Conversation with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent. Co-sponsored with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.
10/1: "Transparency and Transformation Through Financial Reporting."
Speaker Series with Laurie Hays, Executive Editor for Company News at Bloomberg News and oversees Bloomberg’s global coverage of corporations, executives, mergers and acquisitions, law, science, environment and education.
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9/30: "Negotiating Women’s Roles in Complex International Environments."
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Fouzia Saeed, Human rights activist and educator in Pakistan and Beena Sarwar, Pakistani journalist and filmmaker. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
9/9: "Riptide: Digital Disruption of the News Business."
A panel discussion with Tim Armstrong, AOL; Caroline Little, Newspaper Association of America; Arthur Sulzberger Jr., The New York Times. Moderated by former Shorenstein Center Fellows John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz and Paul Sagan.
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8/28: Shorenstein Center Welcomes Leaders in Media and Political Journalism for Fall 2013
6/6-6/7: Harvard Kennedy School Adjunct Lecturer Nicco Mele and HKS alums Kate Krontiris, Kathryn Peters and Steve Grove spoke at the 10th annual Personal Democracy Forum in New York City.
4/29: "The Clash of Values in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings."
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Souad Mekhennet, Nieman Fellow and reporter who contributes to The New York Times, Der Spiegel and ZDF (German Television); and Denis Sullivan, Profesor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, Northeastern University. Co-sponsored with the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.
4/17: Screening of Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law, a documentary film featuring Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, by filmmaker Lorie Conway.
4/3: "The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy." Discussion with David Karpf, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Learn more
4/1: "What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Conflict and its Resolution?"
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Emile Bruneau, Research Scientist, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tim Phillips, Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Project on Justice in Times of Transition. Co-sponsored with the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.
3/27: "Massachusetts in Washington: New Faces, Weakened Clout?"
Discussion with Jim O’Sullivan, The Boston Globe's online politics editor. Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Institute of Politics, and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
3/11: "Women and Negotiation: A Place at the Table in the U.S. and Abroad." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Katrin Bennhold, Nieman Fellow and staff writer for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times; and Paula Gutlove, Professor of Practice in Negotiation and Conflict Management, Simmons College School of Management. Co-sponsored with the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.
3/6: Congo’s Invisible War: An exploration through the work of war correspondent Finbarr O'Reilly. The event will feature a panel discussion with Finbarr O’Reiley; Dr. Jennifer Leaning, who has worked in the Congo with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; and Roger Liwanga, a Congolese lawyer whose work focuses on trafficked children especially in the artisanal mines. There will be a reception and exhibition of O'Reilly's work in the Carr Center from 4:30–5:45 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Portions of the exhibition will remain on display in the Carr Center until March 27, 2013.
2/5: "A Close Look at the Loss of Freedom of the Press and Deterioration of Human Rights in Turkey." A discussion with Ferai Tinc, Former foreign news editor of Hürriyet, one of Turkey’s leading daily newspapers. Cosponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
Exercising patience in the midst of a 24/7 news cycle is crucial in building and maintaining an audience, said Dafna Linzer, managing editor for MSNBC.com. She spoke to the Shorenstein Center on Tuesday about how difficult but crucial it is not to get swept up in the Twitter mindset of “instant gratification.”
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