December 4, 2011. Erin Siegal talked with Henry Tenenbaum about "Finding Fernanda" and international adoption, KRON 4 Weekend Morning News, San Francisco.
December 1, 2011, 2-3:00 p.m. Jeff Whittington interviewed Erin Siegal about her new book "Finding Fernanda," and corruption and fraud in international adoption between Guatemala and the U.S. KERA Radio, Dallas.
November 29, 2011. Madeleine Brand talked with Amy Costello about international adoption, Guatemala, citing Erin Siegal's work. 89.3KPCC.
November 18, 2011, 11:15 a.m. Erin Siegal talked about her new book "Finding Fernanda" and the fraud and corruption she discovered in one complex case of international adoption between Guatemala and the U.S. NBC 30 Connecticut TV.
November 17, 2011, 2-3 p.m. Erin Siegal was featured on "Think" for an hour-long discussion about international adoption problems between Guatemala and the U.S. KERA-FM, Dallas, TX.
November 12, 2011, 7 p.m. Erin Siegal, Schuster Fellow, launched her new book "Finding Fernanda: Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for the Truth," Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY. Meet the author. Open to the public.
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October 21, 2:00 p.m. Benjamin Skinner spoke about modern slavery to delegates from Russia and Belarus, U.S. Department of State Visiting Leadership Program.
October 5, 7:30 p.m. Benjamin Skinner on "Human Trafficking Beyond Borders," College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
September 15, 2011, 12:00 noon. Andrew Kreig, co-founder of The Justice Integrity Project, interviewed award-winning author and war correspondent Jan Goodwin on his MTL Washington Update radio show. Both are senior fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
August 24, 2011, 4:05 p.m. As part of her focus on Women Covering War, Simi Sara talked with Schuster Senior Fellow and war-correspondent Jan Goodwin. and Sonia Verma, reporter for Canada's Globe. Goodwin is the author of "Caught in the Crossfire" (E.P. Dutton, 1987) and was the first female journalist to report from behind Soviet lines in the Afghan-Soviet war. CKNW AM 980/ Vancouver.
August 18, 2011, 3:15 p.m. WBUR RadioBoston's host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Schuster Senior Fellow E.J. Graff about her recent investigative article "The Makeni Children" and international adoption fraud and corruption.
June 30, 2011, 7:35 a.m. Mildred Gaddis of WCHB News Detroit talks with E. Benjamin Skinner about human trafficking, the 2011 TIP Report, and the effects U.S. budget cuts have on progress made towards eradication of modern slavery.
June 17, 2011. Need to Know on PBS focuses on modern-day slavery with Schuster Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner.
September 15, 2011, 12:00 noon, ET. Andrew Kreig, co-founder of The Justice Integrity Project, interviewed award-winning author and war correspondent Jan Goodwin on his MTL Washington Update radio show. Both are senior fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
August 24, 2011, 4:05 EST. As part of her focus on Women Covering War, Simi Sara talked with Schuster Senior Fellow and war-correspondent Jan Goodwin. and Sonia Verma, reporter for Canada's Globe. Goodwin is the author of "Caught in the Crossfire" (E.P. Dutton, 1987) and was the first female journalist to report from behind Soviet lines in the Afghan-Soviet war. CKNW AM 980/ Vancouver.
Listen to the interview:
August 18, 2011, 3:15 p.m. ET. WBUR RadioBoston's host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Schuster Senior Fellow E.J. Graff about her recent investigative article "The Makeni Children" and international adoption fraud and corruption.
June 30, 2011, 7:35 a.m. ET. Mildred Gaddis of WCHB News Detroit talks with E. Benjamin Skinner about human trafficking, the 2011 TIP Report, and the effects U.S. budget cuts have on progress made towards eradication of modern slavery.
June 17, 2011. Need to Know on PBS focuses on modern-day slavery with Schuster Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner.
Feb. 16, 2011, 6pm, 8pm, New England Cable News (NECN) television program Broadside: Florence Graves discussed the way in which CBS and others have reported on the sexual assault of foreign correspondent Lara Logan while she covered the demonstrations in Egypt last week.
Nov. 29, 2010, 1pm: Ben Skinner discusses modern-day slavery and human trafficking on "A Public Affair" with Norm Stockwell, WORT-FM, Madison, Wisconsin. Listen live>
Nov. 8, 2010: Lecture by Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner; Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.
Oct. 27, 2010, Human Trafficking and Slavery lecture featuring Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner; Penn State Beaver, Monaca, Pennsylvania.
Oct. 18, 2010, Human Trafficking in America, Larry King Live, CNN. Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, Julia Ormond, Mira Sorvino, and Dan Rather discussed America's growing crisis of modern-day slavery and child sex trafficking.
Oct. 11, 12, 2010, Lecture by Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner with Bill Nathan: "Ben & Bill - The Haiti Experience - Then and now: The Climate Today & Child Slavery & Hope"; North Carolina State University CALS Health Professions Advising Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Oct. 7, 2010, Lecture by Schuster Institute E. Benjamin Skinner about modern-day slavery; Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Oct. 3, 2010, Schuster Institute E. Benjamin Skinner will join Bill Nathan and others in talk about modern-day slavery on "Caffeine Beat"; Mountainfilm on Tour, Pitser College, Claremont, California.
Sept. 30, 2010, Human Trafficking Conference, Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner will deliver the keynote address; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sept. 23-26, 2010, Intercountry Adoption Summit. Special panel moderated by Schuster Institute Associate Director E.J. Graff: "Beyond the Hague: Strategies for Ending Corruption in International Adoption"; Stratford, Ontario.
Sept. 9, 2010, Latino Coalition 5th Annual Statewide Conference: "Breaking the Global Cycle of Violence: Connecting Immigrant Communities," with Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, who gave the keynote address; Indianapolis, Indiana.
July 12, 2010, KQED Forum. Schuster Institute Associate Director E.J. Graff discusses international adoption.
June 16, 2010, UN-Schuster Institute panel discussion: "Hidden in Plain Sight" addressed the news media's role in exposing and explaining modern-day slavery and human trafficking; New York, New York.
Network of nonprofit news organizations forms
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism’s founding director, Florence Graves, was among 25 nonprofit journalism organization leaders who agreed to join forces to promote and support watchdog reporting that is dedicated not to the profit motive but to the public interest.
The announcement came via the Pocantico Declaration, which followed the conclusion of a groundbreaking meeting at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Pocantico Conference Center in Tarrytown, NY, June 29-July 1 2009.
- Investigating the Hactivists of Anonymous,
November 6, 2013.
- Bosnian Women as Peacemakers on the Ethnic Borders of Bosnia Herzegovina, March 12, 2013.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Civil War & Emancipation in the Era of Obama, February 12, 2013.
- SoJust Leadership Forum, February 11, 2013.
- Damien Echols: Life After Death Row, February 5, 2013.
- "Not My Life," March 26, 2012.
- "The Red Market: Scott Carney," March 7, 2012.
- "Undoing FGM," March 7, 2012.
- Documentary screening: "The Reconstruction of Asa Carter," November 13, 2011.
- Social documentary screening: "The Interrupters," October 27, 2011.
- Sherron Watkins: "Enron: A Case Study in Whistleblowing and American Journalism," October 26, 2011.
- "Representing Prisoners with Serious Mental Illness Trapped in a Nightmare: The California Prison Overcrowding Case," October 17, 2011.
- Village by Village, Barrio por Barrio: Integrated Development in Nicaragua, September 19-22, 2011.
- When Hope Ends in Slavery: Human Trafficking in Israel, September 13, 2011. (Event pictures.)
- 1st Annual SoJust Leadership Forum: "Journeys in Social Justice, Brandeis and Beyond," September 6, 2011. (Event pictures.)
- Microfinance: Does It Work? panel discussion, March 10, 2011.
- "A Small Act" documentary screening, November 17, 2010.
- Oscar-Winning Actor Louis Gossett, Jr., on racism in Hollywood, November 10, 2010.
- Anna Badkhen, war-zone correspondent, October 13, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Acting Together on the World Stage," Brandeis launch of documentary, October 12, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Conviction" screening, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, September 27, 2010.
- Paul Rogat Loeb: "How can you make your voice heard and your actions count?," lecture & book-signing, September 16, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Hidden in Plain Sight: The News Media's Role in Exposing Human Trafficking," panel discussion presented in conjunction with the United States Mission to the United Nations and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, June 16, 2010.
- "Slavery Today: Sex, Labor and Pornography," panel discussion, April 21, 2010.
- "Building pathways to sustainable peace in Sudan: Why we can't wait" with Gloria White-Hammond, My Sister's Keeper, humanitarian activist," March 22, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Student Engagement with World Leaders," March 8, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery with E. Benjamin Skinner, investigative reporter and award-winning author, February 22, 2010—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Who's Counting? Women and the Media," Brandeis University Alumni Association Faculty Lecture, February 9, 2010.
- Public Lecture with New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Ethan Bronner "Covering the Middle East in 2010: A Report from the Field," February 2, 2010.
- "International Criminal Justice: Developments and Reflections on the Future," Hassan Jallow, chief prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda November 30, 2009—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," documentary film screening about a group of women in Liberia who were instrumental in bringing peace to their country after decades of civil war, with discussion afterwards with Janet Johnson Bryant, one of the film's protagonists, October 21, 2009—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Talk to an Iraqi," Haider Hamza, journalist, telling the story of the war in his country through words and images, October 20, 2009—a Social Justice Leadership Series event.
- "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" slavery documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker Katrina Brown, October 14, 2009.
- Lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hank Klibanoff: "The Race Beat-Then and Now," October 8, 2009.
- 6th Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture featuring Maria Hinojosa, MEXICANA FEMINIST JOURNALIST ACTIVISTA: The political responsibility of owning one's voice, September 17, 2009.
- *TMI: Social Justice in the Age of Facebook, a two-day workshop featuring five panel discussions on the impact of new digital technology on social justice, September 10-11, 2009.
- "Free the Slaves," Kevin Bales, abolitionist, lecture and discussion with one of the world's leading authorities on modern-day slavery and human trafficking—the inaugural Social Justice Leadership Series lecture, September 2, 2009.
- "Sudan and the Lost Girls: Another Step in the Journey," a panel discussion by members of the Sudanese community and David Chanoff, member of the Board of Directors of the Boston-based Sudanese Educational Fund; April 16, 2009.
- E.J. Graff delivered the keynote speech entitled “Sexual Harassment of Teens on the Job: Sex and the Abuse of Power” to the first annual Brandeis Undergraduate Sexualities Research Conference; April 2, 2009.
- E.J. Graff speaks on the keynote panel at Yale University Law School's "OPT OUT" OR PUSHED OUT: Are Women Choosing to Leave the Legal Profession? March 27-28, 2009.
- Gender Issues in China & How Media Reflect Them: A Journalist's Perspective, presented by the Gender and International Development Committee of the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center and co-sponsored by the Gender Working Group of the Heller School and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; March 26, 2009.
- Peter Canellos discusses his new book "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy," presented by Gen Ed Now and co-sponsored by Journalism Program, History Department, and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; March 18, 2009.
- PBS NOW and the Schuster Institute collaborate in a first-time broadcast investigation on sexual harassment of teens at work. Watch the show (Feb. 20, 2009) and learn more at Sexual Harassment of Teens at Work.
- Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Andrew Kreig moderates a panel discussion for "Implementing the Broadband Stimulus," a sold-out symposium focusing on how $6 billion of the stimulus package tagged for broadband communications services should be spent; National Press Club, February 19, 2009.
- BrandeisNOW puts Florence Graves in the spotlight! Read the interview, which highlights current activities at the Schuster Institute and stresses the importance of investigative reporting within a society heavily dependent upon accurate information; January 26, 2009.
- WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show discusses the baby trade and its connection to the international adoption network; January 15, 2009.
- Doug Stephan's "Good Day Show" focuses on problems in international adoption; December 30, 2008.
- Ben Merens takes issue with international adoption corruption, Wisconsin Public Radio, December 2, 2008.
- Jack Rice discusses international adoption problems, CBS Network Radio WCCO Minnesota, Monday, November 24, 2008.
- The Problem with Global Adoption, "Word of Mouth," New Hampshire Public Radio, November 10, 2008.
- Discussion and pizza party with Alison Bass, author of "Side Effect: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial," October 29, 2008.
- Neiman Foundation's presentation of the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence with Florence George Graves as panelist, Newseum, Washington, D.C., October 7, 2008.
- "At the Death House Door," with the Rev. Carroll Pickett and Maurice Possley, September 18, 2008.
- Mother's Day event: "Working While Mother: What they don't tell you... and should," with panelists E.J. Graff, Dana Gershengorn, Neena Pathak, and Judith Stadtman Tucker; presented by the Women's Studies Research Center, May 8, 2008. Listen to Panel Moderator E.J. Graff's discussion of the event.
- John W. Dean, "Holding Power Accountable: The Government, the News Media, and Democracy," October 30, 2007.
- "Working Mothers: Who's Opting Out?" The New School, New York City, October 16, 2007.
- "Violence in Language, Art, and Culture," Chicago Women's Foundation, September 11, 2007.
- "Moms Who Work: Myth and Reality," Demos Institute, New York City, June 28, 2007.
- Mother Superior, On the Media. WNYC/NPR. Host Bob Garfield interviews Institute Senior Researcher E.J. Graff, May 11, 2007.
- "Sexual Harassment: Twenty Years After Meritor v. Vinson," The New School, New York City, June 12, 2006.
- Brandeis Day of Innocence, Sister Helen Prejean, March 22, 2006.
- "After Innocence," February 18, 2006.
- Amy Goldstein, April 6, 2005
- Danny Schechter, March 31, 2005
- Mimi Gurbst, March 30, 2005
- Asra Nomani, March 23, 2005