Spring 2013 Fellows

Shorenstein Center Welcomes Leaders in Media and Political Journalism for Fall 2013

Announcing the 2013 Fall Fellows and Visiting Faculty: Lee Aitken, formerly of Thomson Reuters; Michael Copps, former member of the FCC; Joe Klein, political columnist for Time magazine; and Stefan Theil, Berlin-based journalist and editor. Peter D. Hart is the Visiting Murrow Lecturer of the Practice of Press and Public Policy.

Nicco Mele at PDF 2013

HKS alum and faculty speak at the 2013 Personal Democracy Forum

June 6-7, 2013 – Harvard Kennedy School Adjunct Lecturer Nicco Mele spoke at the 10th annual Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. The title of his talk was “The Unwritten Future of Personal Democracy.” HKS alums Kate Krontiris and Kathryn Peters…

Richard Gingras and Alex S. Jones

Google’s Richard Gingras encourages innovation in media outlets to fit technological environment

Google’s head of news and social products Richard Gingras spoke to the Shorenstein Center about the evolution of the news ecosystem, and how media institutions can stay relevant in a changing technological landscape.

The Clash of Values in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Monday, April 29,  4-6 p.m. CGIS Building South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room) “The Clash of Values in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings.” Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Souad Mekhennet, Nieman Fellow and reporter…

Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law

Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m. | Wiener Auditorium Screening of Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law, a documentary film featuring Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, by filmmaker Lorie Conway.

‘Action Tanks’ needed to bridge public policy and service, says City Year co-founder

After the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, the Kennedy School’s annual Public Service Week began on a somber note. Yet as the Shorenstein Center welcomed Alan Khazei, founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc., co-founder of City Year and HKS adjunct lecturer, the focus on service and policy seemed timely.

Internet has made Chinese government more accountable, public opinion more valuable, says Richburg

Keith Richburg, Fellow at the Institute of Politics and former China correspondent for The Washington Post, said that in China, “the Internet has really changed everything, particularly the relationship between the Chinese government and the Chinese people.”

The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

  Wednesday, April 3, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m. | 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North “The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy.” Discussion with David Karpf, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University. Co-sponsored by…

Speaker Series with Dana Bash

Dana Bash, chief congressional correspondent for CNN, offered the Shorenstein Center an up-close view of Congress, and said that in reality, the notorious dysfunction and polarization is “much worse” than it appears on the news.

What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Conflict and its Resolution?

“What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Conflict and its Resolution?” Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Emile Bruneau, Research Scientist, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tim Phillips, Founder and Chairman…