Past Events

Neal Gabler

What Ted Kennedy Would Say to Joe Biden Now

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 the Shorenstein Center hosted a Speaker Series with former fellow, Neal Gabler, on “What Ted Kennedy Would Say to Joe Biden Now,” moderated by Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School and a Senior…

Big, If True Webinar: Amplified Hate and its Effects

Big, If True Webinar: Amplified Hate and its Effects

On February 3rd, 2021, the Shorenstein Center hosted a Big, If True Webinar on community understandings of networked hate groups and conspiracies with guests Brandi Collins-Dexter, Molly Conger, Emily Gorcenski, Kathleen Belew, PhD, and Whitney Phillips, PhD, hosted by Joan…

Cyd Harrell

A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide with Cyd Harrell

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 the Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with Cyd Harrell and Shorenstein Center Fellow Kathy Pham to discuss Cyd’s new book A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide, with a focus on ways to contribute, project types, essential…

Big, If True Webinar: New Year, Fresh Threats

Big, If True Webinar: New Year, Fresh Threats

Friday, January 29, 2021 – In this episode of Big, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD asks: what can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? What happens when security threats are inflated by governments? And how do security scholars…

Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a growing narrative about “healing” the country and “getting back to normal.” For women and other marginalized genders, specifically, going “back to normal” means exploitative labor, poor…

Crash Course on Tech Work in Government Briefing: Reflections & Resources

As part of a collaboration between Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy and the Georgetown University Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, a group of notable current and former government technologists hosted a webinar…

Latinx Leadership in America: A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa and Jorge Ramos

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – With decades of journalistic and leadership experience between them, Maria Hinojosa and Jorge Ramos have championed progress and hope in U.S. Latinx communities while exposing how prejudice and failed policies have prevented the U.S. from reaching its potential as…

30th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture: “The Challenges Facing the Media on November 3rd and Beyond” with Eugene Robinson

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Shorenstein Center presented the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered virtually at the JFK Jr. Forum by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. As the 2020 election quickly…

Election 2020: Behind the Decision Desk

On Friday, October 23, 2020 The Institute of Politics and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy hosted a discussion with newsroom leaders on navigating the complexity of Election coverage this November. Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center…

David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism Webinar

On Friday, October 23, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a webinar with 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism winner James Goodman, and previous winners David von Drehle (2018) and Nancy Kaffer (2016), discussing the challenges facing local newsrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation was moderated…