Project on Public Narrative

The Project on Public Narrative was directed by Ron Suskind starting in 2014. The Project administered a fellowship program that hosted journalists who produced work of investigative depth and narrative sweep, and who contributed to the intellectual life of the University by attending seminars and other events.

The Project, launched in the summer of 2014 in partnership with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, was conceived of by Suskind after the publication of his latest book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, brought the power of narrative into full relief as a subject in need of further study and understanding. Through the lens of science, technology, journalism, and ethics, the Project explored important questions such as how does applied narrative work, how can it be used effectively to achieve social change, and what can it tell us about ourselves?