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Nieman’s 80th Anniversary Reunion Weekend

October 12-14, 2018 • Harvard University

Join us this fall for live performances, talks, alumni gatherings and much more as we celebrate the Nieman Foundation’s 80th anniversary.

Friday, October 12

Nieman reception at Lippmann House followed by an opening program at Harvard’s Memorial Church

Saturday, October 13

Day program at Harvard’s Science Center: Presentations, talks and performances celebrating journalism, storytelling and 80 years of Nieman Fellowships

Saturday events will kick off at Harvard’s Science Center with the 90-Minute Nieman, a series of talks by some of Harvard’s leading thinkers including:

  • Anupam Jena, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sarah Lewis, assistant professor at Harvard in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies
  • Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)
  • Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard College Professor and chair of the Program in American Studies
  • Steven S. Rogers, the MBA Class of 1957 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
  • Deb Roy, associate professor at MIT and director of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the MIT Media Lab

Evening: Nieman dinner at Boston Public Library’s Bates Hall

Sunday, October 14

Alumni brunch at Lippmann House

Scenes from Nieman's 75th reunion

Reserve your spot

Register now and let us know if you plan to bring a guest. We’ve reduced the registration fee for fellows — $250 per person — from our last reunion in 2013.

Nieman has a limited fund to support fellows who might need assistance covering the registration cost. For more information, please contact us at tickethelp@nieman80.org. If you’d like to help defray the cost of a reunion ticket for an alum, you can also contact us at this address.

Reserve your hotel room

A preferential group rate for rooms is available at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.

When booking, please refer to the group rate by name: Nieman Foundation’s 80th Anniversary. Call 617.864.1200 or 800.882.1818.

Room cost: $329.00

Reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly not later than Sept. 14, 2018, to receive the group rate. After this date, or once the block of rooms is full, the hotel may still be able to take reservations, but cannot guarantee the group rate.

Other hotel and B&B options in the area

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the reunion, catching up with your news and hearing all of your creative ideas. Due to space limitations and the nature of programming, all events are for adults only. If you are traveling with children and need child care, Boston’s Best BabySitters can provide assistance at your hotel.

Check back to this site in the coming months as we add information about the weekend and new programming details

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