Europe at a Crossroads: The story of Greece and what it reveals about structural problems in the Eurozone

October 17, 2012 – “Europe at a Crossroads: The story of Greece and what it reveals about structural problems in the Eurozone. ” Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece,…

Social media used by regime and activists in Syrian revolution, says NPR’s Deborah Amos

October 17, 2012 – More than any other uprising in the Middle East, the Syrian uprising has made use of social media to shape and influence the narrative on both sides, said Deborah Amos, Middle East correspondent for National Public…

Effective use of social media will determine 2012 election, says Rory O’Connor

October 9, 2012 – Former Fellow Rory O’Connor joined the Shorenstein Center for a discussion about how social media has influenced politics and traditional media. O’Connor, a filmmaker and journalist, is the author of Friends, Followers and the Future: How…

A 61-Million-Person-Experiment in Social Influence and Political Mobilization

October 3, 2012 – “A 61-Million-Person-Experiment in Social Influence and Political Mobilization.” A discussion of the impact of Facebook and other social networks on voter turnout with James Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science, University of California, San Diego….

Politics as Theater: A lively conversation preceding the first 2012 Presidential Debate

October 3, 2012 – A conversation on how politics has become theater, featuring Aaron Sorkin, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Sen. Alan Simpson and Chuck Todd. Moderated by Alex S. Jones. Watch the video. http://storify.com/shorensteinctr/politics-as-theater

Obama and Romney both running small campaigns in big election, says Alex Castellanos

September 25, 2012 – With 42 days to go before the 2012 presidential election, the Shorenstein Center welcomed Alex Castellanos, a Republican political media consultant, to share his perspective on the Obama and Romney campaigns. Castellanos described the map of…

Sklar argues for more gender diversity in tech and media industries

September 18, 2012 – Rachel Sklar, Founder of Change The Ratio and TheLi.st, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about gender disparity in the tech and media industries, and how the ratio of men to women could be shifted toward more equality….

WaPo’s Dana Priest examines increase of secrecy after 9/11

September 11, 2012 – On the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Shorenstein Center welcomed Dana Priest, national security reporter for The Washington Post, to discuss the cost of secrecy and how it affects the relationship between media…

Shorenstein Center Welcomes Leaders in Journalism and Scholarship for Fall 2012

August 28, 2012 – The Shorenstein Center is pleased to announce its 2012 Fall Fellows and Visiting Faculty. “This fall we have an outstanding group of fellows and visiting faculty representing both broad experience and cutting-edge work and scholarship,” said…