Enlightening the Voters: A Report Card on the News Media

Event Date: Tuesday October 21, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Location: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie Vernon Room (N262)

Tom Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School of Government

Maralee Schwartz, Visiting Murrow Lecturer in the Practice of Press and Politics at the Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School of Government

The discussions in the Anticipating Change: Resolving Conflict in the New Era series focus on exploring the relationship among government, news media, and the conflict resolution community in framing and responding to conflict. Topics examine how conflict is framed and how that influences the escalation and de-escalation of conflict and the public understanding of various responses to terrorism. In general, participants will consider ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts.

This 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, and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, as well as Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.