Kalb traces Vietnam influence on White House policy

October 11, 2011 — The founding director of the Shorenstein Center, Marvin Kalb, author of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, revisited the Center to talk about how a lost war still influences White House…

Hart: Polling shows uncertainty, ‘revulsion’ among voters

October 6, 2011 — “Times have never been tougher or bleaker,” said Peter Hart, chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, at an event sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and Institute of Politics. After 50 years of public opinion polling,…

Fineman describes HuffPost-AOL as ‘news community’

October 4, 2011 — Howard Fineman, editorial director of the Huffington Post-AOL Media Group and contributing news analyst to NBC and MSNBC, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about “HuffPost, the Web and the Campaign of 2012.” “What AOL/Huffington Post wants…

Age of Greed blames Wall Street ‘in league’ with Washington

September 27, 2011 — Wall Street and Washington share responsibility for the current economic crisis, according to Jeff Madrick, who discussed his new book Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, at…

NPR’s new journalism: @acarvin as anchor, tweeps as newsroom

Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist at NPR, spoke with Shorenstein Center Director Alex Jones and took questions at a brownbag lunch at the Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

CNN’s Yellin sees role as providing context and insight

September 13, 2011 — At the first installment of the Fall semester speaker series, the Shorenstein Center welcomed Jessica Yellin, Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, to speak about “Covering the White House in a Bare-knuckled Media Culture.” Yellin outlined…

Geithner: Confidence more expensive to recover than keep

May 17, 2011 — Congress must adopt a “balanced strategy” to address the country’s long-term fiscal health and avert the looming crisis over the national debt limit, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner at an event hosted by the Joan Shorenstein…