The Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy

Past Events

2007 - 2008


  • Murrow 100th Anniversary Conference: “Public Diplomacy and International Citizenship.” April 14-15, 2008 [details]

2006 - 2007


  • The Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism presents "What Would Murrow See Now? How the Press Covers War and Conflict". Moderated by Dan Rather. April 9th, 2007 2:00pm ASEAN Auditorium [details]
  • "The War in Iraq: US Exit Strategies". A workshop discussion with panelists from The Fletcher School, Boston University, The BBC and The Boston Globe. February 21, 2007.
  • The Center for International Understanding and Dialogue presented a half-day workshop in the Murrow Room with seven participants to brainstorm an initiative by Ed DeMore, CEO of Boston Digital Bridge Foundation at City Hall. February 4, 2007.
  • "Japan and New Media". 5000 word research paper by the Director on the explosion and application of new media in Japan for US government agancies. January 2007.
  • "Propaganda, Public Relations or Public Diplomacy: Applications for Indonesia". Keynote presentation by the Director to government of Indonesia workshop on public diplomacy in Bandung, Indonesia. December 4-5, 2006
  • "Creating Superheroes in the Islamic World". An illustrated presentation by Naif Al-Mutawa of the US-Arab Editors Forum in cooperation with the International Business Program and the Fares Center. October 5, 2006.

2005 - 2006


  • News Symposium "What Would Murrow See Now" Moderated by Ted Koppel - April 3rd, 2006 5:00pm ASEAN Auditorium [details]
  • Keith Reinhard, President, Business for Diplomatic Action and Chairman, DDB Worldwide, - "The New World of Public Diplomacy: Business Taking the Lead" - October 5th, 2005 5:00pm ASEAN Auditorium
  • The Fletcher School’s Murrow Center, in association with Warner Brothers Independent Pictures, will host a special screening of the film "Good Night and Good Luck". David Straithorn, who plays Murrow in the film, and Casey Murrow, the son of the legendary broadcaster, will be on hand to participate in a Q&A session at the conclusion of the film. September 29th, 2005 8:00pm Barnum Auditorium [details]
  • Daniel Schorr, veteran reporter and commentator. "Forgive us our Press Passes" - September 20th, 2005 5:00pm ASEAN Auditorium [details]

2004 - 2005


  • "A Veteran Newsman Looks at Today's Turbulent Media Landscape" - Louis Boccardi [details]
  • Presentation of Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy - Duncan H. MacInnes [details]

2003 - 2004


  • Presentation of Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy - Philip T. Reeker [details]

"What Would Murrow See Now? How the Press Covers War and Conflict" Moderated by Dan Rather


Dan Rather "What Would Murrow See Now? How the Press Covers War and Conflict" will be held April 9, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the ASEAN Auditorium at the Fletcher School. Opening remarks will be provided by Dan Rather, Global Correspondent, “Dan Rather Reports” and HDNet. Panelists will include Kimberly Abbott, Media Adviser for North America, International Crisis Group; Dave Marash, Anchor, Al Jazeera English; Charles Sennott, Staff Writer, Special Projects Team, Boston Globe; Commander Joseph “Cappy” Surette, APR, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. European Command Liaison Office.

"What Would Murrow See Now" Moderated by Ted Koppel

  
Ted Koppel
"What Would Murrow See Now - The U.S. Press and the World" was held April 3, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the ASEAN Auditorium at the Fletcher School. Ted Koppel, former longtime anchor of ABC-TV's "Nightline" news program made opening remarks and moderated the event.





"Good Night and Good Luck"

David Strathairn, who plays Ed Murrow and Murrow’s son Casey to headline screening & discussion of “Good Night, and Good Luck” at The Fletcher School.
Good Night and Good Luck

The film premiered in Tokyo in May of 2006 and was distributed nationally in Japan by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. In preparation, the company sent two researchers from Tokyo to examine the Murrow archives at the Tufts University library, and met with Murrow Center director Crocker Snow Jr. in Tokyo to discuss the format for an appropriate media seminar coincident with the release of the film. The film was a modest hit in Japan, and appeared nationally for several weeks.

"Forgive us our Press Passes"  



Daniel SchorrCharles Francis Adams Lecture Series and the Murrow Center welcome Daniel Schorr, NPR commentator and former CBS correspondent, September 20, 2005




"A Veteran Newsman Looks at Today's Turbulent Media Landscape"

Louis BoccardiCharles Francis Adams Lecture Series and the Murrow Center welcome Louis Boccardi, Former President and CEO, Associated Press, March 6, 2005





Presentation of Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy 

Recipient: Duncan H. MacInnes, Director, Foreign Press, U.S. Department of State, September 8, 2004
Report: Convocation 2004   

Presentation of Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy

Recipient: Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman, U.S. Department of State, September 3, 2003
Report: Philip T. Reekers Remarks Upon Acceptance of the Edward R. Murrow Award