David E. Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
and the author of two best-selling books on American foreign policy, will provide his insight on the Obama administration and national security in a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in the auditorium of the J.M. Moudy North Building, 2805 S. University Dr. Public parking will be available in the rear of the Moudy complex. Admission to the lecture is free, but is available by registration only at the Schieffer School
. Seating is limited.
Sanger’s most recent book, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power
, created headlines around the world last year for its revelation of a secret American and Israeli program to disrupt Iran’s nuclear enrichment program with a cyber weapon. The program, code-named “Olympic Games,” was the first sustained use of a cyber weapon by the United States against an adversary and, like the drone program, has touched off a continuing debate about whether and how the United States should use this capability.
Sanger is the Schieffer School’s Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair for 2013. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1982 and began his career with The New York Times
shortly afterward. Reporting from New York, Tokyo and Washington, he twice has been a member of teams that have won the Pulitzer Prize, and he has received numerous awards for coverage of the White House and national security. He also has served as an adjunct lecturer for public policy in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
One of several events associated with the visit, Sanger's lecture will include a meet-and-greet session at 4:30 p.m. and an author’s book signing immediately following the lecture at 6 p.m. Sanger’s book is also available for sale prior to the lecture at the TCU Barnes & Noble.
"In just a few short years, the Schieffer School has already become one of the premier training grounds for the next generation of American journalists -- journalists who, like Bob Schieffer himself, are grounded in the best traditions of old-fashioned reporting and mastering the challenges of navigating a new era of digital delivery across so many new platforms,” said Sanger. “I'm honored to have the chance to meet students, faculty and the Fort Worth community to talk to them about the world we're covering,'' he said.
Of Confront and Conceal's
impact, Foreign Affairs
magazine said, “Sanger is one of the leading national security reporters in the United States, and this astonishingly revealing insider's account of the Obama administration's foreign policy process is a triumph of the genre.”
Sanger’s Green Chair Event is one of two major appearances by nationally prominent news media for the Schieffer School in April. The ninth annual Schieffer Symposium on the News will be April 10, and will be moderated by CBS senior correspondent Bob Schieffer '59, the journalism school’s namesake.