Times journalist to give Weston talk


WESTON >> New York Times' National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse for a special one-night-only lecture on August 14: "A Raucous Election. A World Afire." Tickets are on sale now and include Sanger's take on current events, and a moderated audience question and answer session, followed by a dessert reception with an opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss.

Mr. Sanger is National Security Correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper's senior writers. He is the author of two bestsellers on foreign policy and national security: "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power" (2009) and "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power" (2012). Sanger's recent roster of articles and interviews explore Erdogan's Turkey, Trump's view on foreign policy, the impact of Brexit, issues with the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia's potential tie to the DNC email leak.

In his 34-year career, Mr. Sanger has served as the Times' Tokyo Bureau Chief, Washington Economic Correspondent, White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and Chief Washington Correspondent. He has twice been a member of Times' 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. He has also 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. "Nuclear Jihad," the documentary that Mr. Sanger reported for Discovery/Times Television, won the DuPont Award for its explanation of the workings of the A.Q. Khan nuclear proliferation network.

A 1982 graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Sanger was the first senior fellow in The Press and National Security at the Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. With Graham Allison, he co-teaches "Central Challenges in American National Security, Strategy and the Press" at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

On Sunday, August 14th at 7:30 pm, join Mr. Sanger and moderator Wayne Granquist for a stimulating, participatory discussion of current political issues and events. $35 admission. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Reserve online at westonplayhouse.org or with the box office at (802) 824-5288.


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