Spotlight Symposium: Whistle-Blowers, Spies, and Traitors: National Security and the Need to Know
Following the 4pm Sunday Preview of each production, theatre artists, area academics, and experts explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world. Free and open to the public; no ticket purchase necessary to attend symposium.
Director of Community Engagement
Interim Director and Associate Professor
School of Journalism
Associate Professor of Advertising
College of Communications
Fight for the Future
Sunday, January 11 at 5:30pm
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Tobe Berkovitz is an Associate Professor of Advertising at the Boston University College of Communications. He has worked since 1974 as a political media consultant on presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial election campaigns. He specializes in media strategy and time buying, and works as a producer of political commercials. Berkovitz has consulted on campaigns in over 25 states. His clients have included Senators John Glenn, Carl Levin, Patrick Leahy, and Tom Harkin. Berkovitz appears frequently on television and in the press as a political and media analyst.
Evan Greer is the Campaign Director of Fight for the Future, the viral digital rights nonprofit best known for organizing massive online protests like the SOPA Blackout, Reset the Net, and the recent Internet Slowdown for net neutrality. She’s been a Boston-area activist since high school, working on issues ranging from LGBTQ empowerment to freedom for Arab and Muslim political prisoners. Before becoming Fight for the Future’s Campaign Director, Greer toured internationally as a singer/songwriter and workshop facilitator, sharing stages with greats like Pete Seeger, The Coup, and Billy Bragg. Late historian Howard Zinn called her “an eloquent and energetic writer,” and she has had articles published in The Guardian and Huffington Post. She identifies as genderqueer, is the proud parent of a four year old, and lives in Jamaica Plain.
Dan Kennedy is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director at the Northeastern University School of Journalism and a nationally known media commentator who writes for the Nieman Journalism Lab, WGBHNews.org, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He is a regular panelist on Beat the Press, a weekly media roundtable on WGBH-TV. His book The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age explores the burgeoning world of online local and regional journalism, focusing on the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit news organization founded in 2005. A former media columnist for The Guardian and The Boston Phoenix, he is the 2001 recipient of the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. He is also the author of Little People: Learning to See the World Through My Daughter’s Eyes, a memoir about raising a daughter with dwarfism. His blog, Media Nation, tracks issues related to journalism, politics and culture. Kennedy received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and his master’s degree in American history from Boston University. From 1979-’88, he was a reporter and editor for the Daily Times Chronicle in Woburn, MA.
Louise Kennedy is the Director of Community Engagement at WBUR and oversees WBUR’s live events and other direct, local forms of connecting with the audience of Boston’s NPR news station. Before joining WBUR, she was a longtime editor and writer at The Boston Globe, most recently as theater critic. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College. She lives in Newton with her family. To learn more about WBUR’s community engagement efforts, visit the Community and Events pages on wbur.org and follow Louise on Twitter,
Weekday Matinee Performance
Thursday, January 29 at 2pm