Past Events

What Worked in Iraq Won’t Help Afghanistan

May 5, 2009 – A conversation with Rory Stewart, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Hosted by the Shorenstein Center, the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation.

Center presents ‘Future of Science Journalism’ forum at MIT Museum

April 28, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center, together with the Knight Science Fellowship program and MIT, presented “The Future of Science Journalism,” a forum at the third-annual Cambridge Science Festival, held at the MIT Museum. Introductory remarks were given by…

GlobalPost aims to ‘redefine global news,’ says Balboni

April 28, 2009 — In a multimedia presentation at the Shorenstein Center, Philip S. Balboni demonstrated how his newest media venture is “transforming the coverage of international news in the digital age.” President and CEO of GlobalPost, Balboni is a…

What’s needed: Innovation, properly regulated, says Madrick

April 21, 2009 — Jeff Madrick, editor of Challenge magazine and contributor to The New York Review of Books, discussed “Who Caused the Crisis and What We Can Do” at the Center’s brown-bag lunch. The cause of the economic crisis,…

White House Politics and Economic Policy

April 15, 2009 – Brown-bag lunch with Richard Parker, Senior Shorenstein Fellow and Lecturer in Public Policy.

Johnson: ‘Unrealistic expectations’ a barrier to health care reform

April 14, 2009 — At his Shorenstein Center talk, Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor for ABC News, didn’t hide how important he felt health care reform was for America. “Up until about five years ago I spent almost all my time…

Kaplan: First 100 days has shown what Obama wants to accomplish

April 7, 2009 — Rick Kaplan kicked off his brown-bag talk, titled “The First 100 Days and the Press,” by seemingly minimizing the importance of the very thing he’d come to talk about. “There’s nothing magical about the first 100…

Columnist Connie Schultz gives voice to working class

April 1, 2009 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Connie Schultz of the Cleveland Plain Dealer shared her experiences with “The Politics of Covering Regular People.” Reporting on ways that workers are exploited or mistreated, she…