Harvard Kennedy School Establishes the Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy

December 10, 2013 – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced an ambitious new fellowship in honor of developer and philanthropist Walter Shorenstein and a name change for the research center endowed by the late Mr. Shorenstein in 1986. A gift of $5 million…

Accountability and Transparency: National Security, the Media and the Public Good

December 2, 2013 – “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…

Maggie Haberman and Alex Jones

Politico’s Maggie Haberman says 2013 elections hold little ‘predictive value’

November 19, 2013 – Reflecting on the 2013 elections and what they might mean for 2014 and 2016, Maggie Haberman, senior political reporter for Politico, shared with the Shorenstein Center what she saw as the three key outcomes that might shed light on future political developments.

Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

November 13, 2013 – 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…

Theodore H. White Lecture with Alan K. Simpson

November 12, 2013 – The 24th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics was deliverd by The Honorable Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator, Wyoming (1979-1997), and the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism was presented to Leonard Pitts, Jr., columnist, the Miami Herald.

Marvin Kalb warns against military strategy that inconsistently seeks approval of Congress

November 12, 2013 – The founding director of the Shorenstein Center and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Marvin Kalb spoke to the Shorenstein Center about the war powers of U.S. presidents and how the lack of congressional support has impacted military policy.

CNN’s Ana Navarro: “Something snapped” in Republican Party after government shutdown

November 5, 2013 – Ana Navarro, Institute of Politics Fellow and political contributor at CNN and CNN en Español, describes herself as a “Republican without labels,” which she explained meant that she is “inclusive, not obstructionist.” Navarro, who served as the National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s 2012 Campaign, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about how punditry has changed political debate, and how politicians might be able to capture the Hispanic vote.

Cognitive diversity is essential in breaking out of the box of social media, says MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman

October 29, 2013 – How can we increase our cognitive diversity through social networks that thrive on familiarity? To look more closely at answers and possible solutions, the Shorenstein Center invited Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT and principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, to share his insights.

The Potentials and Limits to Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from Bosnia and Kosovo for the Current Syria Crisis

October 28, 2013 – “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 with Sadik al-Azm, Professor Emeritus of modern European philosophy…

NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin sees future of media built on partnerships between social media and news organizations

October 22, 2013 – The Shorenstein Center welcomed Betsy Fischer Martin, managing editor of NBC News Political Programming and former senior executive producer of “Meet the Press,” to share her thoughts on the changing media landscape. During her 20-year tenure at “Meet the…