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…

Paul Wood

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…

Michael Ignatieff

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…

The Persistent Advocate: The New York Times’ Editorials and the Normalization of U.S. Ties with Cuba

A paper by Marie Sanz, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and senior correspondent for Agence France Presse, examines The New York Times’ editorials on U.S.-Cuba relations over the past five decades, and the role of the press in the restoration…

Exporting the First Amendment: Strengthening U.S. Soft Power through Journalism

A paper by David Ensor, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and former director of the Voice of America (VOA), makes the case for protecting and strengthening VOA as an independent journalistic voice in order to increase American soft power. VOA’s…