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 Shorenstein Center. Gessen also discussed her forthcoming book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, quality of life and recent protests in Russia, and other topics. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded March 28, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.
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 at the Shorenstein Center. Dean Elmendorf also discussed how the CBO makes its forecasts compared to those of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the dynamic scoring process, and other topics. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded March 22, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.
Jorge Ramos delivers the keynote speech at the 2017 Goldsmith Awards for Political Journalism, after receiving the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Ramos spoke about being an immigrant and journalist in the age of President Trump. This audio from the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony was recorded March 2, 2017, in the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School.
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. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded March 7, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.
Helen Boaden, spring 2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow and director of BBC Radio, and Ann Marie Lipinski, curator for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, discussed the role of the press and social media in the Brexit referendum and the US presidential election. This Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution was recorded February 27, 2017, at Harvard University.
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. Stengel served as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2014-2016, and is former managing editor for Time magazine. He is currently an advisor to Snapchat. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded February 28, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.