Event Date: Monday December 2, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Bowie Vernon Room (K-262) Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

Accountability and Transparency: National Security, the Media and the Public Good

with

Joe Klein

Joe Klein
Shorenstein Fellow
Political columnist for Time magazine

and

Frank Thorp IV

Frank Thorp IV
Retired Navy Rear Admiral
Former Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications for the United Service Organization

 

Monday, December 2, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Bowie Vernon Room (K-262)
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

About the Speakers:

Joe Klein has been the political columnist for Time magazine since 2003. His column, “In the Arena,” appears weekly, and he is also a regular contributor to Time.com’s political blog, “Swampland.” Klein covers foreign policy, U.S. politics and elections. Previously, Klein served as the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker and as a columnist for Newsweek. He is the author of the novels Primary Colors and The Running Mate. He also wrote Politics Lost, a book on the “pollster-consultant industrial complex.” Klein has written articles and book reviews for The New RepublicThe New York Times, The Washington Post, Life and Rolling Stone. While at the Shorenstein Center, he will research the media coverage of veterans.

Frank Thorp has more than 30 years of experience in national security, strategic media relations, marketing and brand management, change management and communication. A retired Navy Rear Admiral, Thorp most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the USO (United Service Organizations). Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Communications and Government Operations for AM General.

During his 28-year Navy career, Thorp was the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information, serving as principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy and providing strategic communication counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Joint Communication) where he was responsible for overseeing Department of Defense (DoD) strategic communication initiatives.

 

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: The 2013-2014 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

For more information, contact Donna Hicks at dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu.

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