Monday, July 23, 2018 – 5:30pm
Presenting “The Perfect Weapon: How Cyber Conflict is Changing How Nations Compete and Conflict,” a nonpartisan policy talk with New York Times national security correspondent and bestselling author David Sanger.
David Sanger is a national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. He is also the bestselling author of Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, an account of how President Barack Obama dealt with foreign policy and national security challenges during his first term in office, and The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, which explored the national security challenges that faced the new American president when he first took office. Sanger has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize, first for the investigation into the causes of the Challenger disaster in 1986, and later for investigations into the struggles within the Clinton administration over controlling technology exports to China. From 1999 until 2006, Sanger was White House correspondent for The New York Times, covering one of the most tumultuous eras in American national security policy, from 9/11 through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has covered a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs, and was appointed chief Washington correspondent in 2006. He won the Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting for his coverage of the Iraq and Korea crises, the Aldo Beckman prize for coverage of the presidency, and, in two separate years, the Merriman Smith Memorial Award, for coverage of national security issues. He also teaches national security policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and appears frequently on both public television and news shows.