ISI Burke Society Debate

Mark Danner debates former Bush Administration speech writer, Marc Thiessen, against the notion, "America should exercise its power and straighten out the Middle East."

March 31, 2015

Berkeley Law Symposium: Torture, Security and Law

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

Nuruddin Farah in conversation with Mark Danner

From Bard's Human Rights Project website, "Nuruddin Farah is an internationally renown novelist and essayist, who has been exiled from his home country of Somalia since the 1970s. He has written 12 novels which have been translated into over twenty languages (and counting), dozens of short stories, and  countless essays and opinion pieces for publications all over the world. Nuruddin Farah has been on the faculty at Bard College as Distinguished Professor of Literature since the fall of 2013. This episode originally aired on Robin Hood Radio on Friday, January 23rd, 2015."

January 23, 2015

Mark Danner: Bush Lied About the Torture of Prisoners

Mark Danner with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Tags: Democracy Now | CIA | ICRC

January 03, 2015

KPFK: Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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

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

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


November 14, 2014

MacArthur Lecture at Bard College

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

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

October 24, 2014

Rosewater Conversation at the Telluride Film Festival

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

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

June 22, 2014

Wars, Terror and the Limits of Reportage

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

Tags: Warsaw

May 24, 2014

Dialogue on Reporting and El Mozote

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

May, 2014. 

Tags: El Mozote

May 24, 2014

On Ryszard Kapuscinski: Thoughts at the Kapuscinski Prize in Warsaw

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

May 23, 2014

Mark Danner discusses El Mozote with Students in Warsaw.

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


May 22, 2014

Mark Danner discusses the Massacre of El Mozote in Warsaw

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

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

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'

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

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

"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

"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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

Danner, DeLillo, and Morris on the Kennedy Assassination

Mark Danner in conversation with Don DeLillo and Errol Morris at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. DeLillo reads an excerpt from his novel, Underworld, and screens the iconic 26-second Zapruder film. Danner, DeLillo, and Morris discuss the film as well as Errol Morris' The Umbrella Man, a short video that explores the story behind the man standing under an open umbrella at the scene of the assassination.

September 01, 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

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