Jeff Fager

Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 minutes, visited the Murrow Center and sat in Ed Murrow’s own reading chair

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In this Ideas Exchange, students and faculty used emotive techniques to impact policy with research on weak states.

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Charismatic Boston Philharmonic Director Ben Zander electrified students with a talk on communications and leadership.

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Students with Ulrich Schlie

A cyber discussion in the Murrow Room with former German Defense Minister Ulrich Schlie.

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Murrow Center Activities

Cyberspace and World OrderPart of the center’s research is a school initiative led by Director Edward Schumacher-Matos on Cyberspace and World Order. Faculty, students and alumni are collaborating in disciplinary study to understand a crucial unknown of our times, the impact of digital disruption and cyber developments on nations and the international system.

Skills StudentsThe center and Fletcher offer courses, workshops, mentoring and live
programs for students to develop media skills for policy impact through:
  • opinion writing
  • video production
  • public speaking
  • giving interviews
  • UX design
  • podcasting

Fletcher Ideas ExchangeIn addition to speakers and symposia, the Fletcher Ideas Exchange is a TED-type event staged by Deputy Director Mihir Mankad around a provocative theme. This year’s is with the Human Security Institute under a Carnegie grant to bridge the gap between academe and policymakers in improving government legitimacy in weak states.

Charming Robot

Re-designing the US government’s international communications strategy, training Latin American legislators on digital rights, producing student videos and multimedia articles, publishing a global platform with international partners to compare analytical points of view…these are some of the Center’s major ongoing projects.


Harry RadliffeThe Murrow Center is pleased to announce The Harry A. Radliffe II/CBS Endowed Scholarship for Fletcher students interested in news media, public diplomacy, and the impact of cyberspace on global relations. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of CBS and the estate of Harry A. Radliffe, F’73. Applications are open; awardees will be honored at a special event with CBS News Chairman David Rhodes this fall.

SpeakersSpeakers offer unique views and networking. Recent guests include CNN’s Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager, US State Department cyber head Christopher Painter, public relations CEO Sandra Coyle, Austrian internet privacy activist Max Schrems, CCTV reporter Wang Guan, and MIT Media Lab's Ethan Zuckerman.
Influencing the Debate

Published articles, videos, and talks by students

  • Myanmar’s Religious Hate Speech Law, 5/5/16
    Michael Caster, The Diplomat, Tokyo, Japan.

    Documentary Cautions Against Clandestine Cyber Warfare, 5/2/16
    Kilian Blum, MALD Candidate, The Harvard Crimson, Cambridge, MA.

    Is the Smartest Officer the Best Officer?, 4/20/16
    Matthew Cancian, MALD Candidate, War on the Rocks.

  • Fletcher Faculty Comment on a Digital World

  • Dean James Stavridis
    “Time for a U.S. Cyber Force,” Proceedings Magazine, Vol. 140/1/1,331, with David Weinstein

    Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti
    Where the Digital Economy is Moving the Fastest“. Harvard Business Review (with C. Tunnard and R. Chaturvedi)

    Professor Carolyn Gideon
    “Technology Policy by Default: Shaping Communications Technology Through Regulatory Policy.” In Shaping [...]