Rick Stengel

Rick Stengel: Government and the Media

February 28, 2017—Rick Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discussed the differences between working in media and government, the Trump administration’s relationship with the press and how terrorist groups use social media, among other topics at the Shorenstein Center….

Helen Boaden

Helen Boaden and Ann Marie Lipinski: Media in the Age of Brexit and Trump

February 27, 2017— Helen Boaden, spring 2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow and director of BBC Radio, and Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, discussed the role of the press and social media in the Brexit referendum and the…

Zeynep Tufekci: Technology in Global Activism, Uprisings and Social Movements

Zeynep Tufekci: Technology in Global Activism, Uprisings and Social Movements

October 4, 2016 — Zeynep Tufekci, a New York Times opinion writer who focuses on the social impact of technology, discussed the advantages and shortcomings of the use of technology in protest movements. Tufekci, who is also an associate professor…

Jo Jolly

Rape Culture in India: The Role of the English-Language Press

A new paper by Joanna Jolly, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and former BBC South Asia editor, examines the increased coverage of rape in India’s English-language newspapers following the infamous 2012 gang rape in Delhi, and whether this coverage led to…

The Pen and the Sword: Reporting ISIS

A new paper by Paul Wood, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and BBC world affairs correspondent, tells the harrowing story of a kidnapping by ISIS, and examines the ethical dilemmas that arise when reporting on terrorist organizations. Between November 2012 and…

The United States and the European Refugee Crisis: Standing with Allies

Executive Summary The US-European relationship remains a cornerstone of American security and prosperity. It is never in America’s interest to remain a bystander when Europe’s cohesion is under threat. The refugee crisis in Europe is such a threat. This report…

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…

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….

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…

The United States and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Plan of Action

A new white paper by Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, and Harvard students, argues that it is in America’s national interest to help Europe manage and overcome the refugee crisis…