Past Events

Israel and Palestine: Making Connections Across a Deep Historical Divide

October 6, 2009 – Discussion with Ibrahim Barzaq, correspondent, The Associated Press and Nieman Fellow and Gabriella Blum, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Nieman Foundation and the Program on…

Zuckerman’s Media Cloud focused on thorough media analysis

October 6, 2009 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “Media Cloud and Quantitative Analysis,” Ethan Zuckerman, senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and co-founder of Media Cloud, explained how his new project attempts to track…

One Hundred Days After the Iranian Elections

October 5, 2009 – Brown-bag lunch with Iason Athanasiadis, photojournalist and former Nieman Fellow. Moderated by Stephen Williams, Shorenstein Fellow; BBC producer responsible for the creation of BBC Persian TV. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative and the Nieman Foundation…

Shorenstein Center hosts briefing on health care reform

September 30, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center sponsored a briefing for journalists on health care reform at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event featured two panels moderated by Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the…

Leonhardt looks at how to raise long-term economic growth

September 29, 2009 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “How Do We Grow From Here? The American Economy After the Great Recession,” New York Times Economic Scene columnist David Leonhardt stressed the importance of maintaining economic growth in the United…

‘Accountability journalism’ is at risk, says Clay Shirky

September 22, 2009 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “Internet Issues Facing Newspapers,” Clay Shirky described the changing news landscape that has put accountability journalism at risk, and he outlined a “journalistic ecosystem” that is needed to preserve essential…

In the Global Village, Can War Survive?

September 15, 2009 – Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict with Susan Hackley, managing director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and James Reynolds, China correspondent for BBC News and Nieman Fellow. Moderator: Donna Hicks, Associate…

Crowley: Afghanistan, health care reform defining Obama presidency

September 15, 2009 — To kick off the fall brown-bag speaker series, the Shorenstein Center welcomed Candy Crowley, CNN‘s senior political correspondent. Introducing Crowley, Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones said that she “stands for a kind of journalism that…

Shorenstein Center announces fellows and visiting faculty for fall 2009

September 8, 2009 – Shorenstein Center announces fellows and visiting faculty for fall 2009. Learn more; press release

Global influence on local elections is increasing, says Teachout

May 6, 2009 — Zephyr Teachout, visiting assistant professor of law at Duke University, spoke at the Shorenstein Center about the crumbling barriers to the globalization of electioneering. Teachout began her talk, “The Future of ‘Internet Campaigning’: The Globalization of…