Mark Danner

Mark Danner

Faculty – Endowed Chair

Office: B32

Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who, for more than three decades, has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered, among many other stories, wars and political conflict in Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and, most recently, the story of torture during the War on Terror. He also writes frequently on American politics, covering presidential campaigns, most recently the rise of Donald Trump from 2015 to the present.

Danner holds the Class of 1961 Distinguished Chair in Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in both the Graduate School of Journalism and the Department of English. Among his books are Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War (2016), Stripping Bare the Body (2009), The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War’s Buried History (2006), Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror (2004), The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter’s Travels through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount (2004), and The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War (1994).

Danner was a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines. He co-wrote and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting, and his work has received, among other honors, a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emmy. In 1999 Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, the World Affairs Council, is affiliated with Institute for International Studies at Berkeley and serves as a resident curator at the Telluride Film Festival. He speaks and lectures widely on foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

 

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
018 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Spring 2022
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
10 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Fall 2018
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
010 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Fall 2019
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
22 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Spring 2019
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
22 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Spring 2019
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
010 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Fall 2019
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
013 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Fall 2022
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
013 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Danner
Fall 2021
By appt. By appointment — By appointment
020 J298 – Hacks of the Silver Screen: Reporters on Film, Reporters in History
Spring 2022
M 6:00 - 9:30 142 North Gate (Library) — 142 North Gate (Library)
033 J298 – On the Eve of a New Cold War? Reporting on America Abroad
Fall 2022
W 1:00 - 4:00 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)
020 J298 – Present at the Apocalypse: Thinking and Writing About Our Damaged Politics
Spring 2021
M 9:00 - 12:00
003 J298 – War and Data: Telling Human Rights Stories Using Open Sources
Spring 2020
M 3:00 -6:00 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)
3 J298 – War Music: Covering Conflict in the Age of Forever War
Spring 2019
M 3:00 - 6:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse) — 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
3 J298 Bang Bang Abroad: Following It, Reporting It, Writing It.
Spring 2018
M 2:00 - 5:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse) — 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
3 J298 First Year Forum
Fall 2018
M 4:30 - 7:45 142 North Gate (Library) — 142 North Gate (Library)
033 J298 Reporting on America Abroad
Fall 2021
M 9:00 - 12:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse) — 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing