Politics as Theater

Upcoming Events

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. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Lorie Conway and Alex S….

Recent Publications

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Joan Walsh, editor-at-large of Salon.com and a political analyst for MSNBC, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about racial change and political polarization. “When politics gets almost completely racialized…and race gets thoroughly politicized,” she said, “it’s trouble for a country that was founded on E pluribus unum, and that has believed the core of American exceptionalism, in my mind, is the ability to bring people together.” Race is an example of how “we haven’t been able to pull together” as a country, she said.

The Press and the Election: American Demographics

August 31: A panel discussion at the Republican National Convention with Dan Balz, the Washington Post; Gwen Ifill, PBS; William Kristol, the Weekly Standard; Bill Schneider, CNN; and Karen Tumulty, Time magazine.

William Kristol delivers 2004 Theodore H. White lecture

Multimedia Video Transcript December 1, 2004 — William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, delivered the 15th-annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Mr. Kristol addressed…

Black newspaper columnists look at the next fours years

November 9, 2004 — The sixth conference of the Trotter Group was sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and held at Harvard immediately after the November election. Attendees discussed issues ranging from the “No Child Left Behind” policy, the threat of…

Shorenstein Center hosts national convention events

July 25 and August 28, 2004 — Since 1992, the Shorenstein Center has sponsored a brunch and panel discussion prior to the start of the national political conventions. In 2004, the Center was delighted to host one of these events…

‘Dangerous Business’ wins 2004 Goldsmith reporting prize

Multimedia Video Ceremony transcript Discussion transcript March 17, 2004 —The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting has been awarded to the New York Times and Frontline by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy for their…

Robert A. Caro delivers 2003 Theodore H. White lecture

Multimedia Video Transcript October 28, 2003 — Robert A. Caro, biographer and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Power Broker and Master of the Senate delivered the 2004 Theodore H. White Lecture in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. His…