Past Events

Conversation with Marty Baron

Join us for a conversation with Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post and former editor of The Boston Globe (2001-2012), moderated by Tom Ashbrook, journalist and host of the nationally-syndicated “On Point” on Boston’s WBUR. Baron, profiled in the movie “Spotlight” for his work to…

Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

A seminar with Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami on themes raised in their new book Burning Country, about the complicated reality of life in present day Syria. Presented by the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs….

Humanitarian Intervention in Syria

A panel discussion with: Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press, Shorenstein Center Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights….

Sarah Kliff: Health Care Policy in the Media

March 29, 2016 — Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, discussed media coverage of the Affordable Care Act, what’s next for health care policy, and Vox’s approach to covering policy. Kliff, whose work has included coverage for…

Digital Government and Public Sector Startups with Erie Meyer of U.S. Digital Service

Erie Meyer is a co-founder of United States Digital Service, a new team working to transform how the federal government works for the American people. She serves on the headquarters team in the White House. The discussion will be moderated by Nick…

Linda Greenhouse: The Post-Scalia Supreme Court

March 22, 2016 — Linda Greenhouse, longtime New York Times Supreme Court reporter, discussed the current polarization of the court, the nomination of Merrick Garland, and the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Today’s politically divided Supreme Court is…

Janine di Giovanni – Dispatches from Syria: The Morning They Came for Us

Janine di Giovanni, conflict reporter and Middle East editor for Newsweek, will discuss her new book, Dispatches From Syria: The Morning They Came for Us, with Future of Diplomacy Project Executive Director, Cathryn Cluver. She will reflect on her experiences covering some of the…

Philip Bennett – News and Democracy: The Missing Pieces

March 8, 2016 — Philip Bennett, former managing editor for The Washington Post and PBS’s FRONTLINE, explored how the promise of the digital revolution has fallen short for some aspects of media and civic engagement, and why news outlets should…

Kelman Seminar – Michael Ignatieff: “The Destruction of Syria and the Crisis of Universal Values”

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speaker Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. This series is sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; the Nieman…

2016 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting: Robin McDowell, The Associated Press; Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post; Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times; Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times; Lisa Song, InsideClimate News; Jon Swaine, Guardian US; and Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director…