Events & Programs

#FreePress: Journalists Are Not the Enemy

Journalists Are Not the Enemy
When: February 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

From President Trump’s sustained assault on the American media as “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people” to the savage murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of
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Madeleine Albright on the Threat of Fascism

Madeleine Albright
When: January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” which provides a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century and how its
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Ira Shapiro in Conversation with David Rubenstein on the Future of the U.S. Senate

Ira Shapiro and David Rubenstein
When: February 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001

Former U.S. trade negotiator and senior U.S. Senate staffer Ira Shapiro talks about his new book, “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” in a conversation moderated by
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Oscar Preview with Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday
When: February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday previews the 91st annual Academy Awards and discusses some of the biggest hits of the year. The program will feature clips from Oscar-nominated films. Hornaday,
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The Future of News: Jill Abramson in Conversation with Brian Stelter

Jill Abramson and Brian Stelter
When: February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a conversation
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Inside the NFL with The New York Times’s Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich (Photo credit: Ralph Answang)
When: January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich talks about his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.” The book takes readers deep inside the NFL,
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Journalists Held Hostage: Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?

Journalists Held Hostage: Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?
When: January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about his new book, “We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom.” Simon will be
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Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Opens

Seriously Funny
When: June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Newseum, Level 2, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Seriously Funny will explore the impact Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” had on American politics and the press through four presidential campaigns, two wars and the terrorist
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“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” Opens

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement
When: March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Newseum, Level 6, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” an exhibit that will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States, will mark the 50th anniversary of a June
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What’s special about a Special Counsel?

U.S. Department of Justice
When: December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

As Robert Mueller seems near to ending the controversial investigation into Russian interference in 2016’s presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign, the Freedom Forum Institute will
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