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October 2017
E.J. Dionne, Jr.

The Lure of the Prosperity Gospel in the Age of Trump

Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
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E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion Writer, The Washington Post William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, Harvard Divinity School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Sally Quinn American Author and Journalist Author, Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir  Jonathan L. Walton Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School Nicco Mele (Moderator) Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Presented by…

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Nancy Scola

Speaker Series: Nancy Scola – Reporting on the Tech Industry

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Nancy Scola is a senior technology reporter for Politico. For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for The Washington Post, a tech and politics correspondent for The Atlantic, and a contributing writer at Next City. As a freelance writer, she has also contributed to Washingtonian, Reuters, and many other publications. Cosponsored by Digital HKS. 

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Wael Ghonim

#Democracy on Fire: Twitter, Social Movements, and the Future of Dissent

Friday, October 27, 2017
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
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Wael Ghonim Entrepreneurship Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School Computer engineer, internet activist, and social entrepreneur Author, Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power Marshall Ganz Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Zeynep Tufekci Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Author, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests David Eaves (moderator) Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Presented by the Institute of…

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Michael Pollan

Speaker Series: Michael Pollan – Food Policy and the Media

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Allison Dining Room (Taubman 5th floor)
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**Attendance limited to Harvard ID holders.** Michael Pollan is author of five New York Times Best Sellers: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food, Food Rules and, mostly recently, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. A long-time contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic…

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November 2017
Alexandra Petri

Speaker Series: Alexandra Petri – Satire and Comedy in the Age of Trump

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Alexandra Petri writes The Washington Post’s ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. She joined the Post as an intern in 2010, after graduating from Harvard College.

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Marvin Kalb

Speaker Series: Marvin Kalb – Russia and the U.S.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Marvin Kalb is a distinguished journalist, author, and the founding director of the Shorenstein Center. Kalb’s journalism career included three decades of award-winning reporting for CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and anchor of NBC’s Meet the Press. Kalb is the Murrow Professor emeritus at Harvard Kennedy School and hosts The Kalb Report at the National Press Club. His 15th book, The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khruschev, Stalin’s Ghost, and a Young American…

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Edward Morris

Speaker Series: Edward Morris – Art and Activism

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Edward Morris works with photography, video, writing, and installation. He is Professor of Practice in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts, and co-director of the Canary Lab. He works in collaboration with his wife Susannah Sayler as Sayler/Morris. In 2006 Sayler/Morris co-founded the Canary Project, a collaborative that produces visual media and artworks that deepen public understanding of climate change and other ecological issues. In 2015 Sayler/Morris were awarded the 8th annual David Brower Center: Art/Act Award, and in 2014 they were…

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Nancy Gibbs

2017 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Nancy Gibbs: “The Divided States of America”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
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The 2017 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics will be delivered by Nancy Gibbs, Editorial Director, Time Inc. News Group.  Also at the event, the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism will be presented to Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe columnist. 

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