The Media and Foreign Policy


The US has thrived on its vibrant and free press since the Founding Fathers first put the concept into law in the Bill of Rights as an important, independent check on power.  Now Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist, while social media is proving to be a double-edged sword.   What’s next for media and the free press?

Featured Guests:

  • Max Baucus, Former US Senator and Former Ambassador to China
  • Rodney Benson, Prof. of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • John O. Brennan,Director, Frm. Central Intelligence Agency
  • Steve Coll, Dean, Columbia Journalism School
  • Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary
  • Gen. Michael Hayden,Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Amb. James F. Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • James Kirchick, Author: The End of Europe, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
  • Indira Lakshmanan, Journalism ethics chair, Poynter Institute, and columnist, The Boston Globe
  • Edward Luce, U.S. Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Mark Mazzetti, Washington Investigations Editor, New York Times
  • Susan Moeller, Professor of Media & Int’l Affairs, University of Maryland
  • Asli Peker, Prof.-International Relations Program, NYU
  • Paul Senatori, Chief Analytics Officer, mediaQuant
  • Alex Shephard, News Editor, The New Republic
  • Sheryl WuDunn, co-author A Path Appears