Past Events

Each year, The Murrow Center and the greater Fletcher School community are proud to host policymakers, experts, and luminaries working at the cutting edge of research, policymaking, and on-the-ground initiatives at the crossroads of technology, media, and international affairs.


“How the Internet Has Changed the World: Civic Engagement, Innovation, Learning and Technology Today (and How We Got Here)”
Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab
January 30, 2015

“Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground,” a conversation with author and journalist Emily Parker.
November 4, 2014


“Innovation from the Edges”
Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair of Information Technology and Professor in the Management and Strategy Department at the Kellogg School of Management
May 5, 2014

“Making Mugabe Play Whackamole - Civil Society, Technology and the Story of a Fraudulent Election”
Chris Doten, Senior Program Manager for NDI's Information and Communication Technology Programs
March 5, 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen discuss “The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Business and Our Lives”
February 26, 2014

Film Screening of "The Network" and conversation with director Eva Orner.
October 16, 2013


“Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom”
A discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
March 6, 2013

“Election Aftermath: Why Should I Believe What I See on the News?”
With Marian Porges, Senior Director of News Standards and Practices at NBC News
November 9, 2012

“The Impact of Technology on Women’s Rights in the Arab World”
With Dalia Ziada, Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies (Cairo, Egypt)
October 4, 2012


“Do ‘Liberation Technologies’ Change the Balance of Power Between Repressive Regimes and Civil Society?”
Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi
October 4, 2011


Mikel Maron and Erica Hagen, Frontline SMS
Topic: Community Information and Empowerment: Map Kibera and Grand Truth Initiative
April 12, 2011

“Democracy and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age”
Nicco Mele, Founder and Director, EchoDitto
March 29, 2011

“21st Century Statecraft”
A discussion with Alec Ross, Special Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton
November 2, 2010

“A Mutual Aid Treaty for the Internet”
Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Co-director of Berkman Center for Internet and Society
March 10, 2010


“Advancing the Power of Innovation”
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab and chairman of One Laptop per Child
October 23, 2008