Past Events

Media, Politics and Power: Trump, Clinton and the 2016 Election, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele

A conversation on the state of the 2016 presidential campaign and its coverage in the media, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele (moderator). Co-Sponsored by the Institute of Politics. Listen to audio of the event on SoundCloud or iTunes,…

Molly Ball: Election 2016 and the Media

September 13, 2016 — Molly Ball, political writer for The Atlantic, discussed the 2016 presidential race, the role of the media, and the prospects for both parties in a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele. Following are selected excerpts of…

The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter: Reflections on Conflict and Reconciliation with Justice Albie Sachs

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speaker Justice Albert “Albie” Sachs, activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The 2015-2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is…

Beyond Ideology: A Conversation on Race, Violence and Justice

Jelani Cobb, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, contributor to The New Yorker, and recipient of the 2016 Jay College of Criminal Justice Trailblazer award, along with Thomas Abt,…

Bob Schieffer: Media Coverage of the Campaign

April 20, 2016 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed the media’s performance in covering the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s campaign, and looked ahead to the…

Media and Politics: What’s Next? A Conversation with the Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows

April 19, 2016 — The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with its Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: Johanna Dunaway, associate professor of communication, Texas A&M University; Joanna Jolly, South Asia editor and feature writer, BBC; Dan Kennedy, associate professor of…

Reinventing Social Democracy? Sanders, Corbyn and Beyond

What are the particular challenges facing social democrats — or the millennial inheritors of the social democratic tradition—in the U.S., U.K. and beyond? Join this discussion on the evolving prospects for social democratic parties across Europe and farther afield. Panelists will explore…

Shira T. Center – The Trump Factor: Covering Election 2016

April 12, 2016 — Shira T. Center, political editor for The Boston Globe, discussed media coverage of Donald Trump, as well as the relationship between Trump supporters and the press. Center described several factors that contributed to the media’s paradoxical…

Reporting Rape: How the Media in the U.S. and India Cover Sexual Violence – and its Impact on Audiences

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School; University Adviser on…

Jo Becker: Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy and the Question of U.S. Military Intervention

April 5, 2016 — Jo Becker, a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, discussed Hillary Clinton’s role in the U.S. intervention in Libya, which she argues, ultimately contributed to destabilization in the region. Evaluating Clinton’s role as…