May 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Columbia World Affairs Council
Palmetto Forum: “The Making of a Cold War Journalist,” with Marvin Kalb
Wednesday, May 5
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Registration required by May 3 to receive Zoom link
Dr. Marvin Kalb will discuss his latest book, Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War, taking readers on a personal journey through some of the darkest moments of the Cold War and the early days of television news. Drawing on personal experiences, Dr. Kalb will focus on U.S.-Russia relations and diplomacy in rapidly changing times.
Dr. Kalb, an expert on media, public policy, and international politics, is currently a nonresident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings and the Edward R. Murrow professor emeritus at Harvard. He specializes in national security with a focus on U.S. relations with Russia, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Kalb’s career in journalism spans more than 30 years and includes award-winning reporting for both CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and anchor of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is a founding director of Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and host of the Kalb Report at the National Press Club.
Register here. Many thanks to the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina for co-sponsoring this event!