The U.S. Digital Service: What We’ve Learned So Far

The U.S. Digital Service: What We’ve Learned So Far

This session will look at the U.S. Digital Services (USDS) work and how it has attempted to modernize government. Born in the rescue effort of healthcare.gov, the USDS has been working to modernize immigration, improve the veteran experience, and create better tools…

Kelman Seminar: The Role Dignity Must Play in Post-Election Healing

Kelman Seminar: The Role Dignity Must Play in Post-Election Healing

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with speaker: Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She has been involved in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Northern…

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

A panel discussion about the 2016 election and news coverage featuring: Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow; political contributor to CBS News; former moderator of “Face the Nation” Nancy Kaffer, columnist, Detroit Free Press; winner of the 2016…

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

This year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics was delivered by comedian, producer and writer Larry Wilmore. The David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism was also awarded to Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press. Larry Wilmore’s talk starts at 15:09….

Designing the Change at Scale: Learning to Leverage the Lizard Brain to Launch a Multi-Billion Dollar Brand

A communications workshop with Michael Phillips Moskowitz, Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Shorenstein Center. Presented by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Communications Program.

Crowdsourcing, Prizes, Moonshots, and More: Bringing New Ideas and Tech into Government

Panelists: Chris Nelson, White House, Assistant Director of Open Innovation Jenn Gustetic, NASA, Small Business Innovation Research Program Executive Sandeep Patel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Open Innovation Manager Wendy Taylor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Director…

Sissela Bok: Secrets and Lies in Politics and Elections

November 1, 2016—Sissela Bok, writer, philosopher, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, provided a nuanced view on how lies and secrets in politics have impacted public trust and the 2016 election. Below…

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a conversation at the Shorenstein Center with Erie Meyer,…

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist and filmmaker, and serves as the CEO of Define American and #EmergingUS. Jose was part of The Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of the…

Jeffrey Rosen—The Deciders: The Future of Free Speech in a Digital World

2016 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic, delivered the ninth…