Past Events

What is Stronger Than Hate? Lessons from Testimony, Media, and Scholarship

What is Stronger Than Hate? Lessons from Testimony, Media, and Scholarship

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, and the USC Shoah Foundation, joined Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow and University of Southern California President Carol Folt on April 27, 2021 for an event…

Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology

This book talk with the authors of “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology” took place on April 22, 2021, hosted by Professor Latanya Sweeney, Kathy Pham, and David Eaves. It was co-sponsored by the new Public…

Epistemic Motivations, Political Identity, and Misperceptions about COVID and the 2020 Election

Epistemic Motivations, Political Identity, and Misperceptions about COVID and the 2020 Election

Part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. This event occurred on April 22, 2021. More about the speaker and the research can be found below the video. Abstract: Dannagal G. Young and Erin Maloney While…

The Environment for Tech Regulation

This event was part of the Shorenstein Center Alumni Fellows Speaker Series, and was held on April 16, 2021. Former Commissioners of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Walter Shorenstein Fellow) and Michael Copps…

A Study of Confucius Institute Teachers Around the World

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Jennifer Pan is an Assistant Professor of Communication, and an Assistant Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. Her research…

Big, If True Webinar: Playing with Fireworks: The Aura of Illicit Data

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – On this episode of BIG, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD talks about surveillance and the ethics of data collection in research and journalism with Shorenstein Center Fellow and Professor Chris Gilliard, Julia Angwin, Editor In Chief and…

Big, If True Webinar: Deeper States: The Proliferation of Networked Conspiracies Online

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – On this episode of BIG, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD is joined by NBC’s Brandy Zadrozny, a reporter on the disinformation beat whose strategic early reporting on Qanon during the pandemic was critical, The New Yorker’s David Rohde,…

More Than Ready: Lessons from Women of Color in Public Tech Leadership, Reflections & Resources

“Technology is not what’s needed to fix delivery. It’s technologists.” On March 11th, 2021, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy hosted an event with Cecilia Muñoz, moderated by Kathy Pham, to highlight some of…

2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 25, 2021 – The Shorenstein Center hosted a panel discussion with the finalists for the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, ProPublica’s Neil Bedi, IndyStar’s Tony Cook, The Washington Post health reporter Dan Diamond, The News & Observer’s…

Misinformation as Motivated Reasoning: Experimental Evidence

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Shanto Iyengar is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies at Stanford University.  He has served as Co-Principal Investigator of the American National…