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April 2021

Epistemic Motivations, Political Identity, and Misperceptions about COVID and the 2020 Election

Epistemic Motivations, Political Identity, and Misperceptions about COVID and the 2020 Election

Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Dannagal G. Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 2007) is a Professor of Communication and Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware where she studies the content, audience, and effects of non-traditional political information. She has authored over forty academic articles and book chapters exploring themes related to political entertainment, media psychology, public opinion, and misinformation. She is also a dedicated public…

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Power to the Public

Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology

Thursday, April 22, 2021
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Please join us for a book talk with the authors of “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology.” This discussion with Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank is sponsored by the new HKS Public Interest Tech Lab at the Shorenstein Center and supported by the Teaching Public Service in a Digital Age Project at the Ash Center. The Tech Lab will raffle 40 copies of the books to attendees. Introductions by Latanya Sweeney and Kathy Pham. Author…

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Tips for Academics about Talking to Journalists

Tips for Academics about Talking to Journalists

Monday, April 26, 2021
3:30 pm
- 5:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Join the Technology and Social Change Project (TaSC) for a training session for academics on talking to journalists. Dr. Joan Donovan will host this conversation with a panel of journalists, including Emily Dreyfuss (formerly of WIRED), Michelle Loxton (KAZU), and Mario Aguilar (STAT). Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event. Register here. Emily Dreyfuss is a journalist who covers the impacts of technology on society, with a…

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What is Stronger Than Hate? Lessons from Testimony, Media, and Scholarship

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, and the USC Shoah Foundation, invite you to join Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow and University of Southern California President Carol Folt for an event celebrating Harvard University's subscription to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, making the archive available to the Harvard community. Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to…

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Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Join us for a conversation with Marvin Kalb, nonresident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, senior advisor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and founding director of the Shorenstein Center, about his new book "Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War." Moderated by Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs and Vassilis Coutifaris, program manager of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. This event is co-sponsored by the Minda de…

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