Kristen Soltis Anderson: Can Republicans Win Millennials in 2016?

October 6, 2015 — Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research, data analysis and digital intelligence firm, discussed the divide between the Millennial generation and the Republican Party, and what the party can do to better resonate with…

Peter Hamby Discusses News at Snapchat, Social Media on the Campaign Trail

September 29, 2015 — Peter Hamby, Head of News at Snapchat and a political contributor for CNN, discussed how Snapchat creates news stories, how campaigns are using the platform, and the ever-evolving relationship between social media and journalism. Hamby is…

Kelman Seminar: Syria Unseen – Living Under the Regime

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Andrea Bruce, documentary photographer and Nieman Fellow Donna Hicks, Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs The theme of the 2015–2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict…

Jonathan Capehart – Civil Rights, Partisan Values and the Media

September 22, 2015 — Jonathan Capehart, a member of The Washington Post editorial board, writer for the PostPartisan blog, and MSNBC contributor, discussed the parallels between the Black Lives Matter and marriage equality movements, the role of the media, and…

Maziar Bahari: Journalism Is Not A Crime

A discussion with: Maziar Bahari, journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist, whose imprisonment in Iran was depicted in the Jon Stewart-directed film Rosewater. Tim Greenberg, executive producer, “The Daily Show” Candy Crowley, Fall 2015 IOP Resident Fellow Former Chief Political…

Bob Schieffer Discusses Money in Politics and the 2016 Presidential Candidates

September 15, 2015 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed the corrosive effects of money in politics and his outlook for the 2016 presidential election. The current…

Bringing Silicon Valley to Government?

A conversation about remaking government with simpler, user-centric digital services. Panelists:  Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media Haley Van Dyck, Co-founder, U.S. Digital Service Marina Martin, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Nick Sinai, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS, former U.S. Deputy…

“Always Under the Skin of America”
How Can an Informal Social Media Experiment Provide a Springboard for Formal Policy and Institutional Discussions about Race and Cultural Identity?

This session is part of the study group series, How Shifts in Race and Cultural Identity Influence Politics, Policy and Pop Culture, led by Michele Norris. Seminars are for Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate), and are not-for-credit. Description: Over the course…

“Corruption: The Unaddressed Elephant on the Global Stage”
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Featuring speakers: William English, Research Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Research Fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Vladimir Radomirovic, Serbian Investigative Journalist and 2015 Nieman Fellow More information. About the Herbert C….

Media and Politics: What’s Next?
A Conversation with the Joan Shorenstein Fellows

April 21, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its spring semester event series with a conversation with the Spring 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: William E. Buzenberg, former executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, Jackie Calmes, national correspondent for…