Tribute to Robert B. Silvers (1929- 2017)

Mark Danner pays tribute to Robert B. Silvers at the New York Public Library on April 26, 2017. 

April 26, 2017

Letras Libres Interview: On Robert Silvers

Mark Danner discusses Robert Silvers with Patricia Nieto of Letras Libres.

April 06, 2017

How America's "War on Terror" was (Unwittingly) Designed to Last Forever

Vox writer Sean Illing interviews Mark Danner on how America's "war on terror" was unwittingly designed to last forever. The interview was published on February 24, 2017. 

February 25, 2017

Writing The End of the World: Literature and Apocalypse

Max Brooks, World War Z


February 15, 2017

Trump Abroad, Trump at Home: Declaring the New War

Mark Danner sat down with Bard President Leon Botstein to discuss President Donald Trump's first days in office and his approach to foreign and domestic policy. The event was held at Bard's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2, 2017.

February 04, 2017

Your Call's Inauguration Special: Obama's Press Freedom Legacy

How did President Obama deal with the news media and what can reporters and publishers expect
from Donald Trump? Mark Danner discusses
the U.S. President's evolving relationship with the media on Your Call,
with Rose Aguilar. The show aired on San Francisco's KALW 91.7FM on Jan. 20, 2017.

January 20, 2017

This is Hell! A Radio Interview.

What happens when Donald Trump's improv act takes the highest stage?

Writer Mark Danner sat down to talk with This is hell! radio host Chuck Mertz about Donald Trump's  future as a political actor and his article The Real Trump that was published in the New York Review of Books. Danner explains how Trump's populist infrastructure and entitlement promises will likely be tested early by a Republican congress. The show aired on Jan. 7, 2017, on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago.

January 16, 2017

CSPAN - Talking Spiral With Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb sat down with Mark Danner to talk about his latest book, Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War, which looks at the 15-year U.S. war on terrorism. The interviewed aired on C-SPAN on Oct. 27, 2016.

December 28, 2016

A World Turned Upside Down? A Dialogue, Mark Danner with Leon Botstein.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, Bard College hosted a public, post-election
dialogue with Bard President Leon Botstein and Mark Danner, James Clarke
Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities and contributor
to the New York Review of Books. The discussion was sponsored by Bard's Human Rights
and Center for Civic Engagement.

December 17, 2016

In Memoriam: Jonathan Schell

Mark Danner reflects on the journalistic legacy of  Jonathan Schell and what it means to be a reporter during a speech given at the Asian Society in New York. 

December 05, 2016

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University

At the Carr Center's Strategic Consequences of Torture conference in early October, Danner was one of the speakers at a session aiming to understand how the US practices impacted the global norm prohibiting torture. How did the US use of torture impact other governments and their policies? How did it impact patterns of human rights abuses overseas? How did it impact the international norm prohibiting torture and other cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment? How can we fix the damage done to the fabric of international human rights by the US use of torture?


October 08, 2016

Torture, Security and Law: Lessons for the Future

A symposium revisiting the torture controversies of the 2000s with Robert H. Cole, Professor Of Law Emeritus, UC Berkeley Mark Danner, Author of Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War and Torture and Truth Dror Ladin, Staff Attorney, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union and Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU School of Law. Moderated by: Bill Roller, President, Berkeley Group Education Foundation.


September 30, 2016

Your Call: Trapped in the Forever War

On the September 16th edition of Your Call, for the Friday media
roundtable, Rose Aguilar continues the conversation with
Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

September 16, 2016

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