Past Events

Screening of Inside Job followed by a discussion with Charles Ferguson

December 9, 2010 – Screening of Inside Job followed by a discussion with Charles Ferguson, director and producer; founder and president of Representational Pictures, Inc. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

The Afghan Challenge: What Will It Take for Them to Trust Their Own Security Forces?

December 7, 2010 – Herbert C. Kelman Series on International Conflict with Paul Bricker, Colonel in the United States Army and Weatherhead Center Fellow; and Abdul Waheed Wafa, reporter for The New York Times in Kabul, Afghanistan and Nieman Fellow….

David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill.

Rohde and Mulvihill share two sides of a Taliban kidnapping

December 7, 2010 — Husband and wife co-authors David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill joined the Shorenstein Center to discuss their new book, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides, an account of the couple’s experience during Rohde’s…

Cheryl Contee and Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center director.

Cheryl Contee describes ‘Harlem Renaissance 2.0’

November 30, 2010 — At a Shorenstein Center event, Cheryl Contee, partner at Fission Strategy and co-founder of the political blog Jack & Jill Politics, explored the “Rise of African-American Online Political Influentials.” Contee said that she sees herself not as…

Fox’s Hume says cable news not to blame for political polarization

November 22, 2010 — The Shorenstein Center hosted a special conversation with Brit Hume, senior political analyst for Fox News. Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center, moderated the conversation. Hume, who previously worked with Shorenstein Center Fellow Charlie Gibson…

The Writer/Editor Alchemy: Tracy Kidder Talks about Writing

November 16, 2010 –  Joined by Richard Todd, Kidder’s long-time editor. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center director.

What Is It Costing the U.S. to Ignore Its Relationship with Latin America?

November 16, 2010 – Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict with Guillermo Perry, Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor at Harvard University and research associate at Fedesarrollo, Colombia; and Pablo Corral, photojournalist from Ecuador and 2010–11 Nieman Fellow. Co-sponsored with…

Examining the Fed and the economy

November 15, 2010 — The Shorenstein Center hosted an event for students to discuss the economy with Douglas W. Shorenstein, Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Chairman and CEO of Shorenstein Properties LLC; and T. Gary Rogers,…

Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press

November 15, 2010 –  The Kalb Report with Douglas Brinkley, historian; Sam Donaldson, ABC News; and Martha Joynt Kumar, historian. Moderated by Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus. The series is produced jointly by the George Washington University Global Media…