Schedule - May 6, 2011

11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Lunch available
Bob Giles, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Publisher, Nieman Reports
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Politics, Culture and Civil Societies of Eastern Europe: Framework for Journalism and Media
Moderator: Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director, Amnesty International USA
Timothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Grzegorz Ekiert, Professor of Government and Senior Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Practice of Journalism: Risks and Barriers
  Moderator: Gwen Thompkins, East African Correspondent, National Public Radio, 2011 Nieman Fellow
Stefan Candea, Freelance Journalist and Co-founder of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism, Bucharest, Romania; 2011 Nieman Fellow
 • Maria Sadovskaya, Belarusian Journalist, Master's Degree Candidate at Columbia University School of Journalism; research related to exiled media
Maxim Trudolyubov, Editorial Page Editor of Vedomosti, a Russian business daily; 2011 Nieman Fellow
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Western Aid and Media Assistance: What is Needed Now?
Moderator: Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Jerome Aumente, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, 1968 Nieman Fellow
Peter Gross, Professor and Director, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Sarah Mendelson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception           

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.