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The Secret State: The Rise of National Surveillance and the Conflict Between Freedom and Security -- Bay Area Book Festival Panel

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Moderated by the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, our experts will assess the extent of threats to American liberty presented by today’s alarmingly-shrouded surveillance state, and the precarious yet critical role of journalists in this context.

June 07, 2015

Transforming Terror: A Bay Area Book Festival Panel

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Though terrorism has a destructive effect on almost all our lives – if not with direct violence, injury or death, then by eroding peace, community life and civil liberties – public discourse around it is often shallow and manipulative. It’s time for a deeper look at this issue: what is terrorism and what should we do about it?

June 06, 2015

Your Call: Democracy vs National Security

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Mark Danner and Carlotta Gall discuss coverage of "the USA Freedom Act" limiting the NSA's domestic surveillance powers, and the declassified interviews with a former Guantanamo Bay detainee on KALW's Your Call.

June 05, 2015

Oakland Book Festival: Fiction and War

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Panel discussion with Mark Danner and fiction writers Anthony Marra and Nayomi Munaweera as part of the first annual Oakland Book Festival at Oakland City Hall. 

May 31, 2015

Berkeley Law Symposium: Torture, Security and Law

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Berkeley Law Symposium on Torture, Security and Law
Robert Cole, Mark Danner, Rebecca Gordon, Jameel Jaffer, Bill Roller (Moderator) 
This symposium seeks to promote a heightened awareness of the responsibilities of lawyers, the organized bar, law schools and law students in the context of torture. 

February 12, 2015

Mark Danner: Bush Lied About the Torture of Prisoners

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Mark Danner with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Tags: Democracy Now | CIA | ICRC

January 03, 2015

KPFK: Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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Mark Danner discusses the creation of the Islamic State with KPFK's Ian Masters on Background Briefing With Ian Masters. 

December 14, 2014

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Evening with Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner

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Nurrudin Farah will read from his new book, Hiding in Plain Sight, followed by a conversation with Mark Danner at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. 

November 17, 2014

How the US Created the Islamic State

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In this collaboration with VICE News and the New York Review of Books Mark Danner discusses the US role in the development of ISIS. 

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November 14, 2014

MacArthur Lecture at Bard College

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Mark Danner delivers his MacArthur lecture, "Terror, Torture, Drones: Taking Stock of the Forever War" at Bard College

October 27, 2014

MacArthur Fellows Forum: Terror, Torture, Drones: Taking Stock of the Forever War

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Mark Danner delivers "Terror, Torture, Drones" at the annual MacArthur Fellows conference in Chicago.

October 24, 2014

Rosewater Conversation at the Telluride Film Festival

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Mark Danner discusses the film, Rosewater with Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahrani and Gael Garcia Bernal at the Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO. 

August 31, 2014

As Iraq Unravels the Neocons are Revived

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Mark Danner on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, June 22nd 2014.

June 22, 2014

Dialogue on Reporting and El Mozote

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A dialogue on reporting and El Mozote with Agnieszka Wojcinska in Warsaw, Poland. 

May, 2014. 

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May 24, 2014

Wars, Terror and the Limits of Reportage

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Mark Danner spoke at the Warsaw Book Fair on May 24, 2014, Warsaw, Poland.

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May 24, 2014

On Ryszard Kapuscinski: Thoughts at the Kapuscinski Prize in Warsaw

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Mark Danner speaking in Warsaw, Poland for the Kapuscinski Prize. 

May 23, 2014

Mark Danner discusses El Mozote with Students in Warsaw.

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Mark Danner discusses El Mozote and the career of a journalist with student, Alice Deneka in Warsaw, Poland. 

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May 22, 2014

Mark Danner discusses the Massacre of El Mozote in Warsaw

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Mark Danner discusses the Massacre of El Mozote in Warsaw, Poland for the Kapuscinski Prize. May 22nd, 2014. 

May 22, 2014

"State Counterterror and Human Rights" at the Sakharov Center

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Mark Danner speaks with Andrei Soldatov, Alexander Tcherkasov, Sergey Kovalev, and Varvara Parkhomenko at the Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia. 

May 19, 2014

After the Wars of Terror: The US 'Light Footprint' in the Post-9/11 World

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Lecture: "After the Wars of Terror: The US 'Light Footprint' in the Post-9/11 World," Smolny Institute, St Petersburg, Russia. Introduced by Artemy Magun, Professor of Democratic Theory. 

May 16, 2014

Mark Danner on Oppenheimer's 'The Act of Killing'

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Mark Danner discusses Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Act of Killing' documentary at the Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley. 

April 15, 2014

Kronos Quartet Symposium: Centennial Anniversary of WWI

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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

Iraq: What’s Known, What’s Unknown, What We Don’t Want to Know

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"The journalist Mark Danner, who covered the war and is now covering the aftermath, says the inconvenient truth here is that the public doesn’t want to reconsider it either, because we’re all implicated in the shame". 

April 03, 2014

Friday Media Roundtable: Protests in Turkey and the CIA's torture program

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"We’ll discuss  media coverage of Senator Dianne Feinstein accusing the CIA of spying on a Senate panel. How are the media linking the latest revelations to the NSA’s mass surveillance program? We’ll also discuss the renewed protests in Turkey. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel, investigative journalist and author Mark Danner and the Times of London’s Turkey correspondent Alex Christie-Miller". 

March 14, 2014

Mark Danner discusses Donald Rumsfeld on This is Hell! with Chuck Mertz

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Mark Danner reviews the Donald Rumsfeld decade in Iraq on This is Hell! with Chuck Mertz, WNUR Chicago. 

December 21, 2013

Mark Danner on "Rumsfeld's War and Its Consequences Now"

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Mark Danner discusses "Rumsfeld's War and Its Consequences Now," his provocative recent article in The New York Review of Books, with Ian Masters for "Background Briefing," KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles. 

December 17, 2013

Mark Danner on Syria: Interview with Chuck Mertz

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Mark Danner discusses American and Iraqi involvement in the Syrian civil war on Chuck Mertz's This is Hell. WNUR Chicago, November 3, 2013. Click here to listen to the full episode.

November 03, 2013

Mark Danner on the Syrian dilemma: Truthdig Radio

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Mark Danner interviewed on Truthdig Radio, KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles, about the Syrian regime, American diplomacy, and his recent article, "Syria: Is There a Solution?", published in the November 7, 2013 issue of The New York Review of Books.

Tags: Truthdig | Syria

October 31, 2013

HuffPost Live: The Anniversary of September 11

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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

The Ghosts of Interventions Past

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Mark Danner speaks with Ian Masters for "Background Briefing," KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, about the United Nations' "responsibility to protect" doctrine and how it could be applied to the civil war in Syria. Click here for the full program. 

September 08, 2013




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