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September 2017
Nancy Youssef

Speaker Series: Nancy Youssef – Foreign Policy, Politics, and Media Coverage

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Nancy Youssef is a national security correspondent with The Wall Street Journal. She was previously a national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News, The Daily Beast and McClatchy Newspapers.

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Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Phil Kent, Former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A student study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively and knowingly using each other.  Media is driven ultimately by money; politics by your votes. Today, the…

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Don Lemon

Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Special Guest, Don Lemon

Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. CNN Anchor Don Lemon will be this session's special guest. Attendance limited to Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate).  This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively…

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October 2017
E.J. Dionne, Jr.

One Nation After Trump with E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Monday, October 2, 2017
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
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E. J. Dionne, Jr., political writer for The Washington Post and William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, will discuss his new book One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.  Presented by the Harvard Book Store and co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center. Visit the Harvard Book Store website for more information and tickets.

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Gary Liu

Speaker Series: Gary Liu – Global Digital Media

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor
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Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, an English-language media company covering China and Asia. Prior to joining SCMP, Liu was CEO of Digg, where he led the startup’s transformation from aggregator to news platform. Previously, he was head of Spotify Labs, where he managed emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets. Liu has also worked at AOL and Google, and has a B.A. in economics from Harvard College.

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Gloria Borger

Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with special guest, Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger will be this session’s special guest. Attendance limited to Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate).  This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively…

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Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Phil Kent, Former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems

Thursday, October 5, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively and knowingly using each other.  Media is driven ultimately by money; politics by your votes. Today, the traditional…

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Speaker Series: Bob Schieffer

Speaker Series: Bob Schieffer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Allison Dining Room (Taubman 5th floor)
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**Attendance limited to Harvard ID holders.** Bob Schieffer has been a reporter for more than half a century and was a part of CBS News for 46 years. Schieffer anchored the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News for 23 years, became the network’s chief Washington correspondent in 1982, and was named anchor and moderator of Face the Nation in 1991. Schieffer has written four books, won numerous awards and covered every presidential race since 1972. He was the 2015-fall 2016…

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Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Phil Kent, Former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively and knowingly using each other.  Media is driven ultimately by money; politics by your votes. Today, the traditional…

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Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Phil Kent, Former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems

Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively and knowingly using each other.  Media is driven ultimately by money; politics by your votes. Today, the traditional…

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digital HKS Seminar with Tom Wheeler

digital HKS Seminar with Tom Wheeler

Monday, October 16, 2017
4:15 pm
- 5:45 pm
1 Brattle Square, 4th floor, suite 470
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digital HKS Monday Seminar with Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the FCC and 2017-2018 Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow.  digital HKS Monday seminars take students, faculty, and staff on a deep dive into a digital/tech topic as it relates to policy, government, and/or governance. Open to the public. More information available at digitalHKS.      

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Jackie Calmes

Speaker Series: Jackie Calmes – The Rise of Right-Wing Media

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Jackie Calmes is the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau. She was previously a New York Times national correspondent, covering politics and policy. Calmes also worked at The Wall Street Journal for 18 years, where she covered Congress, elections, the Clinton and Bush administrations, and often focused on fiscal policy. She was a Joan Shorenstein Fellow in spring 2015, and wrote a paper on conservative media, “They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing”: Conservative Media’s Influence on…

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Media and Politics: Who Uses Whom? Student Study Group with Phil Kent, Former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room)
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A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade has proven anything, it is that these two institutions – acting purely in their own self-interest – are more codependent than ever, actively and knowingly using each other.  Media is driven ultimately by money; politics by your votes. Today, the traditional…

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Tom Wheeler

Student Study Group with Tom Wheeler: Net Effects

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Khan Room, Littauer Building, Room 382
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Tom Wheeler, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, served as the Chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 under President Obama. For more than three decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services, experiencing the revolution in telecommunications as a policy expert, an advocate, and a businessman. As an entrepreneur, he started or helped start multiple companies offering cable, wireless, and video communications services. Wheeler will lead two study groups in…

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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.

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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

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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