- 12/8: "Public Opinion in Russia." Brown-bag lunch with John Marttila, president of Marttila Communications Group, Inc.
- 12/2: "Media and Government in Israel: Love and Hate." Brown-bag lunch with Nachman Shai, director general of the Second Television and Radio Authority in Israel.
- 11/24: "Ken Starr and the Constitution." Brown-bag lunch with Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.
- 11/17: "Images from the White House." Brown-bag lunch with Diana Walker, White House photographer for Time magazine.
- 11/13: Theodore H. White Seminar. Panel discussion with David Broder, national political columnist, The Washington Post; Elizabeth Arnold, congressional correspondent, National Public Radio; Blair Clark, former general manager and vice president, CBS News; Candy Crowley, congressional correspondent, CNN; Albert Hunt, executive editor for Washington and columnist, The Wall Street Journal, Michael Sandel, professor of government, Harvard University; Matthew Storin, editor, The Boston Globe. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, director, Joan Shorenstein Center.
- 11/12: "Who Are We? What Are We Doing Here?" Theodore H. White Lecture given by David Broder, national political columnist, The Washington Post. Introduction by Marvin Kalb, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center and Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Press and Public Policy.
- 11/9: "Covering the Summit in a News 'Blackout': The Middle East Peace Agreement." Brown-bag lunch with Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC News.
- 11/3: "From Titanic to Pvt. Ryan to Geraldo: Pop Culture and the '98 Elections." Brown-bag lunch with Steven Stark, freelance journalist.
- 10/27: "Global Electronic Media and Foreign Policy." Brown-bag lunch with Ralph Begleiter, World Affairs Correspondent, CNN.
- 10/26: Brown-bag lunch with Gloria Borger, columnist at U.S. News and World Report and CBS News analyst, appearing regularly on Face the Nation. Co-sponsored with the Institute of Politics.
- 10/20: "A View from the Eye of the Hurricane." Brown-bag lunch with Frank Sesno, senior vice president and Washington bureau chief for CNN.
- 10/13: "Spotlight on Kosovo." Brown-bag lunch with Peter Lucas, contributor to The Boston Globe on Balkan affairs and director of legislative affairs, MBTA.
- 10/6: "Where Are We in This Impeachment Madness?" Brown-bag lunch with Marvin Kalb, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy.
- 9/29: "Journalists and Scandal: Watchdog or Junkyard Dog?" Brown-bag lunch with Mark Jurkowitz, media writer at the Boston Globe.
- 9/23: Shorenstein Center introduces fall 1998 Fellows and Visiting Faculty: Katsiaryna Ivanova, editor, Radio Station "Belarus"; Sean Henry Jacobs, political researcher, Institute for Democracy in South Africa; Martha Kumar, department of political science, Towson University; Jonathan Randal, foreign correspondent; James Sleeper, writer; and William Nash, visiting lecturer in the Lombard Chair. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, director of the Shorenstein Center.
- 9/22: "The Aftermath of Lies? An Imperfect President for an Imperfect People?" Brown-bag lunch with Jim Carroll, writer, op-ed columnist at The Boston Globe, and research associate at the Divinity School.
- 4/29: Brown-bag lunch with Richard Holbrooke, former ambassador and assistant secretary of state.
- 4/28: "The Press and International Relations." Brown-bag lunch with Hilary Bowker, senior European correspondent at CNN.
- 4/24: "Did the Media Bury the Message of Martin Luther King?" Brown-bag lunch with Bonnie Boswell and Jim Lawson, co-hosts of Lawson Live.
- 4/21: "Anatomy of an Investigative Story." Brown-bag lunch with Michael Isikoff, investigative reporter for Newsweek magazine, news analyst for MSNBC.
- 4/14: "Private Lives of Public Officials: Fair Game for the Press?" Brown-bag lunch with Kitty Kelley, author of The Royals, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography, and His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra.
- 4/10: Brown-bag lunch with Stanley Greenberg, chairman of Greenberg Research, former polling advisor to President Bill Clinton.
- 4/8: "Yeltsin and the Press." Discussion with Beth Knobel, producer, CBS News, Moscow; and Kirill Beyaninov, correspondent, Sovershenno Sekretno (Top Secret).
- 4/8: "Phony Polls Around the World: Their Manipulation by Politicians and the Media." Brown-bag lunch with Humphrey Taylor, chairman of Louis Harris & Associates.
- 4/7: "Has the Press Overdone It?" Brown-bag lunch with Anthony Lewis, columnist at The New York Times.
- 4/6: Brown-bag lunch with Tom Donilon, former assistant secretary for public affairs and chief of staff to Secretary of State Warrren Christopher.
- 3/31: "You Won, Now What? How Americans Can Make Democracy Work from City Hall to the White House." Brown-bag lunch with Taegan Goddard, former policy advisor to a U.S. senator, a governor and a state treasurer; and Christopher Riback, former investigative journalist with 60 Minutes, ABC News and the Associated Press.
- 3/17: "Anatomy of an Investigative Story." Brown-bag lunch with Michael Isikoff, investigative correspondent with Newsweek magazine.
- 3/13: "The Present and Future of Investigative Journalism." Panel discussion with Goldsmith Career Award winner Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor, CBS News; and representatives from The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Chicago Sun-Times and The Cape Cod Times. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, director, Joan Shorenstein Center.
- 3/12: Goldsmith Awards Ceremony, including the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism presented to Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor, CBS News.
- 3/11: "The Responsibility of the Media to Society." Brown-bag lunch with William Porter, chairman, International Communications Forum.
- 3/10: "Differences Between Political and Campaign Journalism in the U.S. and Germany." Brown-bag lunch with Stefan Aust, editor-in-chief, Der Spiegel, and former chief anchorman of Spiegel TV, an investigative TV news magazine.
- 3/9: "A Comparison of War Coverage in the '70s and '90s," Brown-bag lunch with Elizabeth Becker, foreign news editor, the New York Times.
- 3/3: "The McCurry Years: Has He Made a Difference?" Brown-bag lunch with Martha Kumar, professor, Department of Political Science, Towson University, author of Wired for Sound and Pictures: The President and White House Communication Politics.
- 2/24: "The Politics of Black-White Relations in America." Panel discussion with Lawrence Bobo, Professor of Sociology and Afro-American Studies, Harvard University; Keith Reeves, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom, authors, America in Black and White: One Nation Indivisible. Alan Simpson (moderator), Director, Institute of Politics; Visiting Lombard Lecturer at the Shorenstein Center.
- 2/24: "Political Families in the Limelight." Brown-bag lunch with Anna Perez, vice president, government relations, The Walt Disney Company and former press secretary to Mrs. Barbara Bush.
- 2/17: "The Genesis and Role of Latina Magazine in American Mainstream Media." Brown-bag lunch with Christy Haubegger, president of Latina Publications, Ltd., and founder of the first bilingual magazine catering to Hispanic women in the United States.
- 2/13: "A Business in Search of a Product." Brown-bag lunch with Ray Suarez, host of NPR's Talk of the Nation.
- 2/10: "Pity the Poor Producer." Brown-bag lunch with Paul Solman, business correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
- 2/9: "Press, Politics and Public Policy." Introduction of Shorenstein Fellows: Lisa Bennett, New York University; Tim Cooke, BBC, Northern Ireland; Charlotte Grimes, St. Louis Post Dispatch; Thomas Keenan, SUNY, Binghamton; and Stephen Ward, The Canadian Press Agency. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, director.
- 2/9: "Parsing Statements in the Theater of the Absurd." Brown-bag lunch with Mike McCurry, assistant to the president and press secretary.
- 2/3: "Eye of the Storm: Media Coverage of White House Crises." Brown-bag lunch with Senator Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator from Wyoming, Visiting Lombard Lecturer at the Joan Shorenstein Center, and recently appointed director of the Institute of Politics.
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