Sept 26 | Media Symposium

Media in the Age of Contagions
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Milstein West (2019), Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambrige MA

10:00am – 10:10 am – Welcoming remarks

  • Nicco Mele, Director, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ashish K. Jha, Dean for Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Provost Alan M. Garber, Chief Academic Officer, Harvard University; Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Economics,  Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

10:10am – 10:30amKeynote address

  • Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) all at the University of Minnesota; Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Medicine

10:30am – 11:45am – Panel I“The Risk of Rumors & Disinformation”

  • Cameron Hickey, Technology Manager, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; Journalist, cinematographer and software developer
  • Aashka Dave, Research Reporter, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
  • Peter Canellos, Editor-at-Large, POLITICO
  • Karen WeintraubIndependent Health/Science journalist 

Moderator: Heidi LeggDirector of Special Projects, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy

11:45am – 12pm – Break 

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Panel II"Challenges and Opportunities in Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks"

  • Helen Branswell, Senior Writer for Infectious Diseases and Public Health, STAT
  • Lena Sun, National Reporter focusing on health, The Washington Post

Moderator: Stefanie Friedhoff, Senior Editor; Nieman Fellow '01; Assistant Director of Communications, Harvard Global Health Institute

1:00pm1:10pm – Closing remarks

  • Carmel ShacharExecutive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Setti Warren, Executive Director, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Former Mayor of Newton

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