Kronos Quartet Symposium: Centennial Anniversary of WWI

Cal Performances Kronos Quartet Symposium on the Centennial Anniversary of WWI at UC Berkeley. Historian and Journalist Mark Danner offered thoughts on the historical impact of the Great War and the human costs of warfare in the following century. 

April 04, 2014

HuffPost Live: The Anniversary of September 11

Mark Danner joined HuffPost Live's Cocktail Chatter at 3pm EST on September 11, 2013, to discuss the 12th anniversary of 9/11. 

September 11, 2013

Q&A with Errol Morris: The Unknown Known

Mark Danner speaks with Errol Morris after the screening of his film, The Unknown Known, at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. The film explores the years that Donald Rumsfeld influenced American policy, from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War.

September 01, 2013

What is Terrorism?

Mark Danner speaks with host Dave Iverson on Forum, KQED 88.5 San Francisco, about the definition of terrorism twelve years after 9/11.

May 24, 2013

Context and a Movie: Zero Dark Thirty

Mark Danner and New York Times film critic A.O. Scott interviewed by Brian Lehrer about the film "Zero Dark Thirty," its controversial torture scenes, and its relationship to the recent past.

January 18, 2013

The Efficacy of Torture: In Movies and in Practice

Mark Danner interviewed on "NOW with Alex Wagner," MSNBC, about the film "Zero Dark Thirty," and torture's role in the hunt for Bin Laden.  

December 27, 2012

The Act of Killing: Joshua Oppenheimer and Mark Danner in conversation with Peter Sellars

Joshua Oppenheimer discusses his film with Mark Danner and Peter Sellars. Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO. September 3, 2012.   

September 03, 2012

Injustice, Reconciliation, and Cinema

A discussion with Ziad Doueiri, Ben Affleck, Dror Moreh, Joshua Oppenheimer, Mark Danner, and Michael Winterbottom. Moderated by Annette Insdorf. Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO. September 2, 2012. 

September 02, 2012

"The Attack"

Mark Danner introduces "The Attack," a film by Ziad Doueiri, at the Telluride Film Festival, 2012 

September 01, 2012

Another Life

Mark Danner speaks before a performance of "Another Life," a play by Karen Malpede staged at the Irondale Theater, Brooklyn, NY. March 21, 2012. 

March 21, 2012

Indefinite Detention

Mark Danner interviewed by Brian Lehrer about President Obama's shift in opinion about a bill that would allow indefinite detention.

December 22, 2011

Reporting on Human Rights: the Responsibilities of Journalists and NGOs

Mark Danner at the Yale Law School Alumni Weekend, 2011. With Edward R. Girardet, Lucy A. Dalglish, Gary Knight, and Kenneth Roth.

November 05, 2011

Codes of Conduct for a Twilight War: The Frankel Lecture at the University of Houston

The 16th Annual Frankel Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center. Lecture by Philip Zelikow, "Codes of Conduct for a Twilight War."  Response by Mark Danner.

November 04, 2011

From Grizzly Peak: Living in Milosz's house (part 1)

Mark Danner interviewed about Czeslaw Milosz at the poet's old home on Grizzly Peak in Berkeley, CA, for the Lithuanian documentary, "The Century of Czeslaw Milosz" (Juozas Javaitas, dir., Teresa Ziboliene, prod.) 

August 25, 2011

From Grizzly Peak: Living in Milosz's House (part 2)

Mark Danner interviewed about Czeslaw Milosz at the poet's old home on Grizzly Peak in Berkeley, CA, for the Lithuanian documentary "The Century of Czeslaw Milosz" (Juozas Javaitis, dir., Teresa Ziboliene, prod.)

August 25, 2011

Ten Years Later: America's Role in the World

A decade after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, we look back to see how both the geopolitical landscape and the U.S. role as a world leader have been impacted.

This program is part of KQED's series on how the country has changed in the decade since 9/11 with host Michael Krasny.

August 24, 2011

Monsters to Destroy

Mark Danner interviewed by Sharon Wood for Part 3 of JAK Documentary's project on the history of U.S. foreign policy, "Monsters to Destroy".  

July 27, 2011

Czeslaw Milosz Centennial Celebration

A centennial celebration of Czeslaw Milosz at his home on Grizzly Peak. 

July 24, 2011

The Fate of Long- Form Journalism in the New Media Age

Mark Danner in conversation with Gerald Marzorati at the UC Berkeley Journalism School.

April 27, 2011

Mark Danner Speaks on KQED's Haiti Election Forum

Michael Krasny of KQED hosts a forum on the outcome of the Haitian presidential election. Mark Danner speaks with Krasny and guests, Jacqueline Charles, Father Jomanas Eustache, and Alex Dupuy. 

Tags: Haiti | Election

April 06, 2011

Libya and the Arab Spring on KPFA's Sunday Show

Mark Danner speaks with Phillip Maladari of KPFA about Libya and the Arab Spring. 

March 27, 2011

Can Mainstream Journalism Survive? Making the Online Times Pay

Mark Danner in conversation with Michael Pollan and Gerry Marzorati at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. 

March 01, 2011

Terror, Torture, Obama & Us: Trapped in a Forever War?

Mark Danner speaking at Amherst College, Massachusetts. 

Tags: Amherst | Terror

November 30, 2010

From Anathema to Policy Choice: Torture, Terror, and the American Way of Law

Mark Danner speaking at the Boalt Law School Symposium: Detention, Interrogation, Torture and the Legal Profession.


November 04, 2010

Bodies on the Line Symposium, New York

Claudia Bernardi, artist, printmaker and human rights activist presents samples of her work and has a conversation with Mark Danner as part of Anna Deavere Smith's colloquium on borders, Bodies on the Line.

October 31, 2010

The Marfa Dialogues, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

Hamilton Fish, publisher of The Washington Spectator, interviews journalist Mark Danner as part of the Marfa Dialogues on
September 18, 2010. 

September 18, 2010

Pondering the Topography: Over Queenstown, New Zealand

Mark Danner experiences a full minute of freefall over Queenstown, New Zealand, while on a book tour discussing his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War.

March 04, 2010

Why Is Haiti Poor? Politics, Disaster and the Predatory State

Mark Danner discusses the disastrous earthquake in
Haiti, showing how its devastating consequences are rooted in the country's
turbulent history and predatory government.

Tags: Haiti

February 04, 2010

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