Media in the Age of Contagions

September 26, 2018 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

10:00am – 10:10am – Welcoming remarks

  • Nicco MeleDirector, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ashish K. JhaDean 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. GarberChief 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 – 10:30am – Keynote address

  • Michael T. OsterholmDirector, 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 HickeyTechnology 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 CanellosEditor-at-Large, POLITICO

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”

  • Karen WeintraubIndependent Health/Science journalist 
  • Lena SunNational Reporter focusing on health, The Washington Post
  • Michaeleen Doucleff, Reporter, NPR Science Desk and Goats and Soda, NPR’s Global Health and development blog (via Skype)
  • Helen Branswell, Senior Writer for Infectious Diseases and Public Health, STAT

Moderator: Stefanie FriedhoffSenior Editor; Nieman Fellow ’01; Assistant Director of Communications, Harvard Global Health Institute

1:00pm – 1:10pm – Closing remarks

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

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