Domestic Affairs Audio & Video

Kristen Soltis Anderson on millennials and the midterms, attitudes on Kavanaugh hearings, and the future of the GOP

October 5, 2018, 1:10 pm

September 24, 2018- Kristen Soltis Anderson, pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), and co-host of The Pollsters, a bipartisan weekly podcast, joined Nicco Mele to discuss how millennial…

Setti Warren on government, campaigns, and the media

October 3, 2018, 10:46 am

September 18, 2018—Setti Warren, new Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center, and former mayor of Newton, MA, joined Nicco Mele to discuss local government, electoral campaigns, the importance of a robust local media, and more. Full audio below, and you can…

The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer: The Politics of Racism in Trump’s America

March 27, 2018, 4:22 pm

March 27, 2018—Adam Serwer, senior editor at The Atlantic, discussed the role of race and class in U.S. politics, and its media coverage, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of his conversation with Shorenstein Center…

Historian Heather Ann Thompson on the Criminal Justice System and the Media

March 20, 2018, 4:41 pm

March 20, 2018—Heather Ann Thompson, a historian at the University of Michigan and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, discussed the Attica Prison uprising of 1971, its media coverage, and its legacy. Below are some highlights from her conversation with Khalil G. Muhammad,…

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

November 16, 2017, 3:14 pm

November 15, 2017 — Nancy Gibbs, editorial director of Time Inc. News Group and former editor of Time Magazine, delivered a thought-provoking speech on American values, political polarization, and the impact of social media and journalism. Also at the event, Kevin…

Michael Pollan on Improving Food Policy and Its Coverage in the Media

October 31, 2017, 4:23 pm

October 31, 2017—Author Michael Pollan discussed the Farm Bill’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. food system and the environment, how journalists can better cover food policy, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are highlights from his…

Politico’s Nancy Scola: Reporting on and Regulating the Tech Industry

October 24, 2017, 3:54 pm

October 24, 2017 — Nancy Scola, senior technology reporter for Politico, discussed the regulation of tech platforms, their role in the 2016 election, cyber security, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights from her…

Dean Doug Elmendorf: Understanding the Congressional Budget Office

March 23, 2017, 9:45 am

March 22, 2017— Doug Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2009-2015, discussed why the CBO exists, how it works, and how the media reports on its findings, in a conversation…

Farai Chideya and Zack Exley: Understanding the Electorate

March 7, 2017, 3:54 pm

March 7, 2017— Farai Chideya, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior writer at FiveThirtyEight, and Zack Exley, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior advisor to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, discussed the role of race and class in the 2016 presidential election. Below are…

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist and filmmaker, and serves as the CEO of Define American and #EmergingUS. Jose was part of The Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of the…