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John Dickerson, a light skinned man with light reddish colored hair, speaks at a podium below a sign that say s"John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum" wearing a green jacket, white shirt, and tie.
February 6, 2024
CBS News Prime Time anchor John Dickerson, who has covered eight presidential candidates in his career as a political journalist, gave the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics at Harvard Kennedy School on February 5, 2024. The following is a lightly edited version of his speech for publication. The full video of his […]
Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative (DIGI)
November 28, 2023
Disclaimer: This is a working paper of the Democracy and Internet Governance Project at the Shorenstein Center. As a working paper it represents research in progress. This paper represents the opinions of the authors and is the product of professional research. It is not meant to represent the position or opinions of the Shorenstein Center, […]
Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative (DIGI)
November 28, 2023
Disclaimer: This is a working paper, and hence it represents research in progress. This paper represents the opinions of the authors and is the product of professional research. It is not meant to represent the position or opinions of the Shorenstein Center, the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University as a whole, nor the official position […]
August 16, 2023
ChatGPT and other natural language models have recently sparked considerable intrigue and unease. Governments and businesses are increasingly acknowledging the role of Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs) in shaping the cybersecurity landscape. This article discusses the implications of using GPTs in software development and the potential impact on cybersecurity in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). […]
Kathy Gannon
August 8, 2023
Kathy Gannon was a Joan Shorenstein Fellow for the 2022 fall semester at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. For 35 years she covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Associated Press as chief correspondent and later, news director. She has covered the 2006 war in south Lebanon, the Iraq war, the Central […]
August 7, 2023
Abstract There is debate over whether Asian American students are admitted to selective colleges and universities at lower rates than white students with similar academic qualifications. However, there have been few empirical investigations of this issue, in large part due to a dearth of data. Here we present the results from analyzing 685,709 applications from […]
Image showing hands on a keyboard with social media reaction icons and the title of the DIGI final report.
July 6, 2023
Executive Summary In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, platforms have emerged as powerful intermediaries that shape our online experiences, social interactions, and access to information. While platforms have brought numerous benefits, there is now an overwhelming recognition of their potential negative effects on individuals, society, and democracy. From the spread of misinformation and privacy […]
The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, Vatican - a Hellenistic Greek sculpture of a man and his two sons being attacked by snakes. Photo by Iam_os via Unsplash.
June 28, 2023
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published in the July 2023 issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Photo by iam_os on Unsplash Abstract Conflict plays a profound role […]
June 15, 2023
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published here. Key Messages There is active debate over whether to consider patient race and ethnicity when estimating disease risk. By accounting for race […]
Line graph showing that people with symptoms of severe depression were more likely to vote for election denier candidates.
June 12, 2023
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published by the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Download a PDF version of this paper here. Abstract Two of the most significant […]