Harvard’s Memorial Church

Harvard’s Memorial Church

Nieman Nation Unite!

In 2018, the Nieman Foundation turns 80, and the anniversary approaches at a time when journalism is under unprecedented threat—and when the work of the free press is more vital than ever.

Join us at Harvard to discuss this historic moment with some of the brightest stars on campus; explore new ideas and innovations to strengthen journalism; and celebrate the work of extraordinary Niemans around the world who continue to “promote and elevate the standards of journalism.”

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Nieman’s 80th Anniversary Weekend and Alumni Reunion

October 12-14, 2018

We’ll gather at Lippmann House on Friday evening for our opening reception before an evening of alumni storytelling with fellows representing a range of classes, countries and professional experiences.

Saturday events will kick off at Harvard’s Science Center with the 90-Minute Nieman, a series of talks by some of Cambridge’s leading thinkers including:

  • Anupam Jena, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sarah Lewis, assistant professor at Harvard in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies
  • Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)
  • Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard College Professor and chair of the Program in American Studies
  • Steven S. Rogers, the MBA Class of 1957 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
  • Deb Roy, associate professor at MIT and director of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the MIT Media Lab

On Saturday afternoon, we’ll explore some of the most pressing issues in journalism—from the future of AI to innovative ways to help local news survive.

Our reunion dinner takes place at the Boston Public Library on Saturday evening, followed by Sunday brunch back at Lippmann House.

Additional details will follow in the coming months. Mark your calendars. We look forward to welcoming you back!