Events & Programs

Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

PEN America
When: October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Join us as PEN America releases its latest report on fraudulent news. In a discussion on the report’s findings, we’ll examine how it threatens free expression and evaluate strategies to
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The President and the Press: Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren
When: November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Newseum continues its series “The President and the Press” with former MSNBC host and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren who talks about her new book, “Everything You Need
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Fall Religious Freedom Center Open House

Fall Religious Freedom Center Open House
When: October 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Join us at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center to learn about the Religious Freedom Center’s education programs and initiatives from current students, alumni and faculty. Doors will open at 5
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In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent (Part II)

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

For the second installment of “In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent,” the panel will continue to explore the power of art to raise awareness and inspire action amid politically and
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In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent (Part I)

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

In the spirit of Ai’s commitment to driving social and political change, the first installment of “In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent” will explore the power of art to raise
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Advocating for Human Rights: A Conversation With Amnesty International’s Margaret Huang

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, talks about her work as an advocate for human rights and racial justice. Ai has teamed with Amnesty International in the past
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Spotlight on China with The Washington Post’s William Wan

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: October 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

In partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Newseum presents a conversation with Washington Post correspondent William Wan on his experience covering China and international human rights. Wan
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Inside Media: Former White House Photographer Pete Souza (Sold Out)

Former White House Photographer Pete Souza
When: December 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

This event has reached capacity. For Newseum members who wish to be added to the wait list, please email Newseum Membership at membership@newseum.org. Pete Souza, former chief official White House
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Inside Media: Elle Reeve and Tracy Jarrett of ‘VICE News Tonight’

Elle Reeve and Tracy Jarrett
When: September 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

“VICE News Tonight” correspondent Elle Reeve and producer Tracy Jarrett talk about their coverage of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. On Aug. 12, hundreds of
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How Will Public Discussion Survive?

Interactivity Foundation
When: September 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

What’s the future of public discussion in this time of political polarization, harsh rhetoric, fake news, and spin? What policy possibilities might help revitalize it? And what actions might we
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