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    Investigative Reporting

    Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center hosted a panel discussion with the winners and finalists of the 2016 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. They spoke about their…

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    U.S. Response to Zika Virus

    Panelists talked about the U.S. response to the Zika virus. The U.S. government was improving its domestic preparedness and response activities in anticipation of an increased number…

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    Book Discussion on Reclaiming Conversation

    Professor Sherry Turkle talked about her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, in which she examines the impact of the digital age on traditional conversation.…

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    Book Discussion on Republic, Lost

    Lawrence Lessig talked about his book, Republic, Lost: The Corruption of Equality and the Steps to End It, about campaign finance and his experiences running for the 2016 Democratic…

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    Social Media and Politics

    Shira Center moderated a discussion on the effects of social media on the 2016 political campaigns and whether social media was ruining politics. The panelists responded to questions…

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    Iran Imprisonment and the Daily Show

    After appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was arrested and held prisoner in Iran on espionage charges. His…

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    Recovering Wasted Food

    Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food recovery. Speakers included the former president of Trader Joe’s who opened a…

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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world. Topics included the role of corporations…

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    Eric Cantor on Political Decision-Making

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the challenges of long-term political decision-making. He discussed immigration, the economic stimulus bill passed in 2009,…

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    Internet Policy and Startups

    Panelists talked about the impact of Internet policies on startup companies.  “Your Next Big Startup Idea: Why Internet Policy Matters” was a panel at an Internet policy…

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    Government and the Internet

    Panelists talked about government policies and their effects on the Internet. Panelists included representatives from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and eBay, as well as…

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    Politics and Humor with Seth Rogen

    Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Lizz Winstead spoke with Harvard Lampoon President Alexis Wilkinson about politics and humor. Clips of their work were shown. Topics discussed…

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    Panel Discussion on Housing for Older Americans

    Panelists talked about the public and private sector roles for meeting the housing needs of a growing senior populations. Speakers included Assistant Health and Human Services…

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    Chris Herbert on Housing for Older Americans

    Chris Herbert talked about the housing needs of senior citizens and released a report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Housing America’s Older Adults:…

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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal…

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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions…

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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations…

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    JFK Status of Women Report

    Hilda Solis, Anita Hill, and Sandra Fluke were interviewed by Eleanor Clift about the 50th anniversary of the JFK Status of Women Report. Each talked about her personal experiences,…

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    Presidential Commission on the Status of Women

    Panelists talked about the work of President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women, which documented extensive discrimination against women in the workplace and in…

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    Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism

    Media executives talked about the impact of digital media on journalism. Among the many topics they addressed were the sale of the Washington Post, Time’s purchase of Huffington…

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