Trusting Truth: The Path to Avoiding Gridlock in Public Dialogue

Event Date: Monday April 23, 2012
Time: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

“Trusting Truth: The Path to Avoiding Gridlock in Public Dialogue” with Ron Suskind

, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy,

Kennedy School of Government

Date: Monday, April 23, 2012Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Where: CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (

Speaker Bio: Ron Suskind is the A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence. One of the country’s most celebrated nonfiction writers, Suskind was The Wall Street Journal’s senior national affairs writer from 1993 to 2000, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and wrote A Hope in the Unseen, a critically-acclaimed 1998 bestseller that followed inner city honor students in their struggles to learn and survive. He has since written four New York Times bestsellers: The Price of Loyalty, on the conduct and character of the Bush presidency; The One Percent Doctrine, an investigation of America’s frantic efforts to fight terrorism after 9/11; The Way of the World, about the global search for security and hope in an era of violent extremism; and his most recent book Confidence Men, which revealed the internal struggles of the Obama White House in responding to the nation’s economic collapse.

He currently contributes to The New York Times Magazine and Esquire and is a frequent commentator for the electronic media. As the Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, he will be conducting four workshops for students about the process of reporting and writing entitled, “Truth and Consequences: Crafting Powerful Narratives in the Age of Message.”About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar SeriesThe 2011-2012 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”.



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