Former State Department Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel has been named Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.
His fellowship studies will concentrate on the connection between government and media. While in residence at the Shorenstein Center, Stengel will meet with students and faculty, conduct study groups, and speak for the Harvard community at events. His term as fellow will last from February 1, 2017 through May 2017.
“Mr. Stengel’s combination of experience—from leading one of the nation’s premier news publications to guiding America’s public diplomacy in the Obama administration, not to mention his experience around the world, especially in covering South Africa—make him an unusual and exceptional fit for the Kennedy School,” said Center Director Nicco Mele. “We look forward to welcoming him to our community.”
Stengel is the longest-serving U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in history. He was Managing Editor of Time from 2006 through 2013, including 2012 when Time won Magazine of the Year.
The Shorenstein Center is based at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Its mission is to study and analyze the effects of media and technology, public policy and politics.