Bob Schieffer Discusses the 2016 Debates, Candidates, and Role of the Media

October 28, 2015 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed the nature of the presidential debates, the current field of presidential candidates, and political media in the…

Film: “Dateline – Saigon” featuring Q&A with director Tom Herman, Bob Schieffer and Tom Patterson

Film screening of Dateline – Saigon, followed by Q&A with Thomas D. Herman, film director; Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, former CBS News anchor and host of “Face the Nation”, and first reporter from a Texas newspaper…

Cybersecurity and Privacy in a Connected World

Panelists: Brent Colburn, Fellow, Institute of Politics; former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs); Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security Kimber Dowsett, Security Architect, 18F; Mission Information Specialist, NASA Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community…

Garance Franke-Ruta: Women, the Media and Campaign 2016

October 20, 2015 — Garance Franke-Ruta, editor in chief of Yahoo Politics and former Shorenstein Center Fellow, discussed the current state of women in politics and political media. For the 2016 election cycle, “the picture is mixed” on the campaign…

Kelman Seminar: Understanding ISIS

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Paul Wood, BBC foreign correspondent and Fall 2015 Shorenstein Center fellow Michael Hudson, Seif Ghobash Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, Emeritus at Georgetown University; former Visiting Scholar…

Nadine Strossen: “Free Expression: An Endangered Species on Campus?”

2015 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press October 7, 2015 – Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and former ACLU president, delivered the eighth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom…

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Investigating Racial Injustice

October 13, 2015 — Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, discussed her investigative reporting on segregation and discrimination in education and housing, as well as the media’s broader coverage of racial issues. Rather than reporting on…

#Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge

The #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge welcomes all civic tech start-ups and anyone interested in learning more about civic tech. Hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center, the spirit of the event is collaborative and…

Jaron Lanier: The Digital Economy Since Who Owns The Future?

October 8, 2015 — Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and author of Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget, discussed how the current digital economy, driven by automation and efficiency, is on track to leave large segments of…

Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation

An evening of storytelling presented by HUBweek and The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, with support from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and The Boston Globe. Join us and Boston’s best chroniclers of innovation for…