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Upcoming Public Events


Past Events



A Conversation with Terrell Starr: War in Ukraine, Race and Foreign Policy and the 2024 Elections

Guest Speaker

Moderator: Beverly Kirk and an introduction by Margaret Talev



Keep Our Republic

Informal gathering for journalists

Moderator: Margaret Talev

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Excellence in Political Reporting

“A discussion with the 2023 Toner Prize winners”

Moderator: Margaret Talev

Guests: Josh Gerstein, Alex Ward and Peter Canellos of Politico and Phil Williams of WTVF-TV

Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship and National Task Force on Election Crises

Election Threats 2024: 3 Trends to Watch

Moderator: Margaret Talev

Panelists: Paul Smith, senior vice president, Campaign Legal Center • Mary McCord, executive director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection; visiting professor, Georgetown University Law Center • Johanna Dunaway, professor of political science, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs; IDJC research director • Joshua Darr, associate professor of communications, Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications; IDJC senior researcher


AI Policy Symposium

Syracuse University’s Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI) and Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) held a two-day AI Policy Symposium Oct. 26-27, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The event included a lunch reception on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and staff, followed by a plenary session on AI Policy. The program included panels on The Future of the Workforce and Labor Policy, and AI and the 2024 Election.


American Public Square

Cocktails & Politics Series

“Cocktails and Politics with Margaret Talev”

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

“A Conversation on Food and Democracy”

Moderator: Margaret Talev

Guests: Vermilion’s Rohini Dey and Axios Chicago’s Monica Eng


ACC Unity Tour

Democracy, Sports & the Media (with ESPN’s Dalen Cuff, The New York Times’ Clyde McGrady and author and journalist Chris Cillizza)

Moderator and panelist: Margaret Talev


Freedom Forum

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Innovation in Journalism panelist: Margaret Talev


Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

PAI Leadership and Public Policy

Guest lecture on engaging the media: Margaret Talev

Partnership for Public Service

“Bridging the Trust Gap”

Moderator of “Perceptions of Government” online panel: Margaret Talev


Newhouse School of Public Communications

“A conversation with Camila DeChalus”

Moderator: Margaret Talev


Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

“Entertainment and Democracy: Are we the problem or solution?”

(with sportscaster Bob Costas ’74, political commentator Van Jones and other guests)

Host and moderator: Margaret Talev

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