Shifa Gardi

How Women Journalists Are Silenced in a Man’s World: The Double-Edged Sword of Reporting from Muslim Countries

Photo: Shifa Gardi, a journalist for an Iraqi Kurdish television station, was killed by a roadside bomb while reporting.  A new paper by Yeganeh Rezaian, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016) and Iranian journalist, shines a light on the difficulties women reporters…

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

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…

Joan Shorenstein Fellows Discuss Paris Terrorist Attacks, ISIS, and Soft Power

November 17, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its fall semester event series with a conversation with the fall 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: David Ensor, former director of Voice of America, Marie Sanz, Lima, Peru bureau chief, AFP, and Paul…

Maria Sacchetti: Reporting on the International Refugee Crisis

November 3, 2015 — Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Boston Globe, shared her experiences reporting on the international refugee crisis in Europe, and discussed the importance of local coverage of international stories. Without a foreign desk, the Globe…

Podcast: How ISIS Changed Middle East Reporting: featuring Jeffrey Goldberg and Farnaz Fassihi

June 3, 2015 — On this installment of the Shorenstein Center’s Media and Politics Podcast, Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic and Farnaz Fassihi, a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, discuss the changing nature of reporting on conflict and terrorism in the…