Kelman Seminar: War Changes Everyone

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Photographer; 2016 Ruth Cowan Nash Nieman Fellow Susan Hackley, Managing Director, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School; Project Founder, A Child’s Guide to War This series…

Yavuz Baydar

Kelman Seminar: Turkey Under Siege – Inside and Out

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Yavuz Baydar, Turkish journalist and former Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014) Lenore Martin, Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Emmanuel…

Fall fellows panel

Joan Shorenstein Fellows Discuss Paris Terrorist Attacks, ISIS, and Soft Power

November 17, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its fall semester event series with a conversation with the fall 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: David Ensor, former director of Voice of America, Marie Sanz, Lima, Peru bureau chief, AFP, and Paul…

Clarence Wardell

Criminal Justice in the Age of Big Data

“Our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be.” — President Obama, July 15, 2015 This summer, President Obama addressed the 106th NAACP convention to lay out the reasons we need to reform the criminal justice system. The numbers speak…

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

As a bestselling author, 2015 MacArthur fellow, and national correspondent for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates has emerged as one of the foremost thinkers about race and racial issues in America. His book, Between the World and Me, winner of the 2015 National Book Award, …

Rick Kaplan: Entertainment, News and Politics

November 10, 2015 — Former fellow and TV news producer Richard N. Kaplan returned to the Shorenstein Center to discuss the 2016 election, including the debates and the role of the media, and the need for serious journalism. Kaplan has…

2015 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

November 6, 2015 — A panel of experts discussed the benefits and drawbacks of polling at the Shorenstein Center, continuing the conversation sparked by the previous night’s Theodore H. White Lecture on “The Press and the Polls,” delivered by Jill…

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Jill Lepore

November 5, 2015 –  Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer for The New Yorker, delivered the 26th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, titled “The Press and the Polls.” The David Nyhan Prize for…

Marvin Kalb: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War

November 4, 2015 — Marvin Kalb, Shorenstein Center founding director and former moderator of “Meet the Press,” discussed the current relationship between Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., placing the situation within a larger historical context. Kalb was inspired to write…

Maria Sacchetti: Reporting on the International Refugee Crisis

November 3, 2015 — Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Boston Globe, shared her experiences reporting on the international refugee crisis in Europe, and discussed the importance of local coverage of international stories. Without a foreign desk, the Globe…