One Year after Mubarak: The Past and Future of the ‘Arab Spring’

February 24, 2012 – Wadah Khanfar, president of the Sharq Forum, an international think tank focused on political and economic development in the Arab world, and former director general of the Al Jazeera network. Learn more

‘Information Diet’ author calls for ‘conscious consumption’

February 15, 2012 — Information consumption should be treated like a public health issue, said Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, at a Shorenstein Center event moderated by Nicco Mele, Adjunct Lecturer in Public…

‘Flash’ politics value outsiders over experts, says Matt Bai

February 14, 2012 — The Tea Party movement shares “striking similarities” to the online progressive movement of 2004–2005, said Matt Bai, chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. Bai spoke to the Shorenstein Center about how these two…

Power Politics in the Age of Google

A digital power play stopped the SOPA and PIPA legislation. What are the implications?
A discussion with Susan Crawford, Micah Sifry, Nicco Mele, Elaine Kamarck and Alexis Ohanian .

Arab Spring not a revolution for women, says NPR journalist

February 7, 2012 — The revolutions during the Arab Spring have yielded disappointing results for women, said NPR foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia‑Navarro at a Shorenstein Center event. While the events of Tahrir Square and across the Middle East provided women with…

Egypt: From Tahrir Square to Today

February 2, 2012 – A panel conversation with Mona Eltahawy, Columnist, Toronto Star, The Jerusalem Report and Politiken; Tarek Masoud, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS; and Charles Sennott, Vice President, Executive Editor and Co-founder, GlobalPost. Moderator: Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek….

White House reporter looks at Obama’s term in office

January 31, 2012 — Alexis Simendinger, White House correspondent for RealClearPolitics, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about President Obama and his administration. Simendinger outlined four areas that the president himself has identified as needing improvement: communicating effectively, focusing on what…

Google execs say Internet is powerful tool for data-driven policy

January 26, 2012 — The power of the Internet to influence public policy and economic growth was the topic discussed by a panel of Google policy experts at a special event for Harvard Kennedy School students hosted by the Shorenstein…