2017-08-09 / Londonderry

NYT correspondent David Sanger presents ‘Decoding the Trump Administration’

David SangerDavid SangerWESTON — New York Times National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger will return to the Weston Playhouse on Aug. 13 for a special one-night-only lecture: “Decoding the Trump Administration.”

Tickets are on sale now. The evening will 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.

Sanger is 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 Trump’s first 100 days, issues involving North Korea, and Russia's potential tie to the 2016 presidential campaign.

In his 34-year career, Sanger has served as the Times’ Tokyo bureau chief, Washington economic correspondent, White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush administrations, and as chief Washington correspondent. He has been a member of three Times teams that won the Pulitzer Prize, first for the investigation into the causes of the Challenger disaster in 1986; for investigations into the struggles within the Clinton administration over controlling technology exports to China; and most recently for an investigative series on Russia’s covert projection of power.

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 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, 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, Aug. 13th at 8 p.m., join Sanger and moderator Wayne Granquist for a stimulating, participatory discussion of the current administration, Washington’s political climate, and other issues and events of interest.

Admission is $45, with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. To reserve, visit westonplayhouse.org or call the box office at (802) 824-5288.

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