Donna Brazile and Wael Ghonim Head to Harvard

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at the  Harvard Kennedy School, has announced their fall 2017 fellows and visiting faculty. Among them, former interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile and internet activist Wael Ghonim. Brazile was a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in 2001. While at the Shorenstein Center, Brazile will write about understanding American democracy after the cyber-attack on the 2016 election. Ghonim is best known for his role in the Egyptian revolution in 2011, and he is the author of Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power. The former Google employee was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2011, and received the 2011 Profile in Courage Award from the Kennedy Library Foundation. While at the Shorenstein Center, Ghonim will research the impact of social media algorithms on political and social discourse, and meet with students. See other fellows and visiting faculty here.

Brenda Arredondo