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…

Juliette Kayyem: Homeland Security – Government Communications and Media Coverage

March 31, 2015 — Juliette Kayyem, who has worked in homeland security at the state and federal level, provided advice on communicating about national security and public safety issues. Kayyem was the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S….

Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic: The Challenges of Reporting on the Middle East

November 18, 2014 — Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for the Atlantic, discussed the increasing dangers of reporting on the Middle East and provided candid guidance for those who aspire to cover the region.

Marvin Kalb warns against military strategy that inconsistently seeks approval of Congress

November 12, 2013 – The founding director of the Shorenstein Center and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Marvin Kalb spoke to the Shorenstein Center about the war powers of U.S. presidents and how the lack of congressional support has impacted military policy.

RAND’s Linda Robinson unveils the secret world of special operations forces

October 17, 2013 – To shed some light on the secret world of special operations forces, the Shorenstein Center invited Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Robinson, author of One Hundred Victories: Special Operations Forces and the Future of American…

Snowden is a ‘polarizing force,’ says Post’s Barton Gellman

October 15, 2013 – As one of only three people with direct contact to Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bart Gellman shared with the Shorenstein Center how the Snowden leaks about the NSA have affected the U.S. government, marketplace and democracy. Snowden’s…

Media Coverage of the Drone Program

In her Shorenstein Center paper, Fall 2012 Fellow Tara McKelvey examines the media coverage of the U.S. drone program in five major news outlets.