The 90-Minute Nieman

Seven big thinkers from Harvard and MIT present their big ideas. Featuring Jill Lepore, William Julius Wilson, Katie Hinde, Ethan Zuckerman, Sheila Jasanoff, Nicco Mele, and Nancy F. Koehn.


Individual Speakers

The Public Eye: Privacy in the Age of Publicity
Jill Lepore
David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard and staff writer for The New Yorker

When Work Disappears: The Impact of Joblessness on Inner Cities
William Julius Wilson
Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University

Why Mammals Suck
Katie Hinde
Assistant professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and author of the blog "Mammals Suck … Milk!"

Saving the News with Advocacy Journalism
Ethan Zuckerman
Director of MIT's Center for Civic Media

Innovation: The Untold Stories
Sheila Jasanoff
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

The End of Big: Why the Future of News Is Small
Nicco Mele
Adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and author of "The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath"

Rachel Carson: One Person Strong Enough
Nancy F. Koehn
Historian and James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School