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Speaker series to address "Democracy in Crisis"

Feb 21, 2022
U.S. democratic institutions are under attack. While law enforcement agencies and a Congressional committee still work to investigate the January 6, 2021, attacks on the Capitol – political violence aimed at blocking or overturning the results of...
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Journalists discuss covering 9/11 and its aftermath

Sep 10, 2021
Highlights from “Covering 9/11: How the attacks shaped our world today,” a conversation with journalists Beth Fertig of WNYC (and U-M alum) and nationally-syndicated columnist Aisha Sultan (and former Knight Wallace Fellow), at the annual Josh...

Wallace House presents the Eisendrath Symposium

Apr 18, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Wallace House presents Knight-Wallace journalists who have reported extensively from Ukraine and a U-M policy expert as they examine Putin’s suppression of a free press, the call for direct military support, and the geopolitical, economic and humanitarian consequences of the growing conflict.
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Community as corporation: Talent retention in low-status America

Nov 6, 2020, 12:00 pm EST
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. As part of the Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions fall 2020 speaker series,  she discusses "Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America."

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
For almost two decades, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has traveled the globe to put human faces on the devastating problems plaguing the planet — from disease and poverty to violence and exploitation — and on the efforts of individuals and organizations to repair it.  

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Mar 12, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post, and prominent journalism organizations for his release. Join Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Anne Applebaum: The twilight of democracy

Apr 4, 2022 1:15:16

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator Anne Applebaum delivers the keynote lecture of the spring 2022 Democracy in Crisis series, in conversation with Dean Michael S. Barr. April, 2022.

Sarah Kendzior: Hiding in Plain Sight

Mar 31, 2022 1:00:05

Join Sarah Kenzior, author of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America, in conversation with Jonathan Hanson, political scientist and lecturer in statistics at the Ford School. March, 2022.

Barton Gellman, “Democracy in Crisis”

Mar 23, 2022 0:58:49

Join us for Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Barton Gellman in conversation with Michigan Law Professor from Practice Barbara McQuade, as part of the spring 2022 Democracy in Crisis series. March, 2022.