‘Endangered’ political cartoonist confident in art form’s survival

November 1, 2011 — Dan Wasserman, editorial cartoonist for The Boston Globe, describes himself as a “savage” and part of an “endangered species.” The reason there are “fewer than 50” editorial cartoonists today, he said at a Shorenstein Center event,…

Neutrality, simplicity critical in debates, says Commission’s Exec Director

October 26, 2011 — “Debates matter,” said Institute of Politics Director Trey Grayson, in introducing Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, at an event co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the IOP. Grayson cited the example…

Zeynep Tufekci: Tech tools can overcome ‘pluralistic ignorance’

October 25, 2011 — To discuss the impact of technology on citizen and state dynamics, Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellow at…

Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda

October 24, 2011 – Seminar with Eric Schmitt, terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, and Thom Shanker, Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Moderators: Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein…