Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Commencement Forum ─ The Future of Media and Political Engagement

Saturday, May 25, 2019

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Stephen Robert '62 Hall, Room 101, 280 Brook Street

For the past decade, media and news companies have experienced rapid disruption and digital evolution. In today's economic and political climate, the future of the media is at a pivotal point in history. Join the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a panel featuring Brown alumni who are operating at the intersection of commerce, politics, new technology, startups, and news.

Panelists: 

Jenny Kaplan '14, co-founder, Wonder Media Network

Ellen McGirt '84, senior editor, Fortune Magazine

Jon Klein '80, former president, CNN/US

Jenny Backus '90, political media strategist

Moderator: Edward Steinfeld, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs