International Affairs Audio & Video

Masha Gessen on Russia and Trump, Media Coverage, and Conspiracies

March 28, 2017, 4:14 pm

March 28, 2017— Masha Gessen, author and New York Times contributing opinion writer, shared her views on Presidents Trump and Putin, and words of caution for journalists covering the Trump administration’s alleged connections to Russia, during a visit to the…

Rick Stengel: Government and the Media

February 28, 2017, 5:12 pm

February 28, 2017—Rick Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discussed the differences between working in media and government, the Trump administration’s relationship with the press and how terrorist groups use social media, among other topics at the Shorenstein Center….

Helen Boaden and Ann Marie Lipinski: Media in the Age of Brexit and Trump

February 28, 2017, 1:15 pm

February 27, 2017— Helen Boaden, spring 2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow and director of BBC Radio, and Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, discussed the role of the press and social media in the Brexit referendum and the…

Zeynep Tufekci: Technology in Global Activism, Uprisings and Social Movements

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Taubman 275

October 4, 2016 — Zeynep Tufekci, a New York Times opinion writer who focuses on the social impact of technology, discussed the advantages and shortcomings of the use of technology in protest movements. Tufekci, who is also an associate professor…

Jo Becker: Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy and the Question of U.S. Military Intervention

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Taubman 275

April 5, 2016 — Jo Becker, a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, discussed Hillary Clinton’s role in the U.S. intervention in Libya, which she argues, ultimately contributed to destabilization in the region. Evaluating Clinton’s role as…

Humanitarian Intervention in Syria

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6:00 - 7:00pm
JFK Jr. Forum

A panel discussion with: Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press, Shorenstein Center Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights….

Kelman Seminar – Michael Ignatieff: “The Destruction of Syria and the Crisis of Universal Values”

Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:30-6:00pm
Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, Classroom 111 West, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speaker Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. This series is sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; the Nieman…

Joan Shorenstein Fellows Discuss Paris Terrorist Attacks, ISIS, and Soft Power

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm
Taubman 275

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…

Marvin Kalb: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Taubman 275

November 4, 2015 — Marvin Kalb, Shorenstein Center founding director and former moderator of “Meet the Press,” discussed the current relationship between Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., placing the situation within a larger historical context. Kalb was inspired to write…

Maria Sacchetti: Reporting on the International Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm
Taubman 275

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…