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NYT senior correspondent David Sanger to discuss cyber conflict Monday

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — New York Times national security correspondent and bestselling author David Sanger will discuss cyber conflict at Monday’s Seminars at Steamboat event. His talk, “The Perfect Weapon: How Cyber Conflict is Changing How Nations Compete and Conflict,” starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Strings Music Pavilion. Tickets are free and will be distributed starting at 4:45 p.m.

David Sanger

Sanger was White House correspondent for The New York Times from 1999 to 2006, covering one of the most tumultuous eras in American national security policy, including 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has covered a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs, and he was appointed chief Washington correspondent in 2006. Sanger 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 public television and news shows.

Sanger has been a member of two Pulitzer Prize winning teams, 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 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 twice the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for coverage of national security issues.

If you go

What: “The Perfect Weapon: How Cyber Conflict is Changing How Nations Compete and Conflict” with David Sanger

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Strings Music Pavilion

Cost: Free. Tickets will be handed out starting at 4:45 p.m.

Sanger is 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 Obama faced when he first took office.

Seminars at Steamboat, which was founded in 2003 with a mission to bring public policy experts to Steamboat, presents nonpartisan policy talks for free to the community. Run by an all-volunteer board, the nonprofit speaker series is supported by individual contributions. Each talk lasts about 50 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Off the Beaten Path Bookstore will be on site for book sales and a signing after the talk.

KUNC public radio will air a one-hour edited version of Sanger’s talk at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 on 88.5 FM. For more information about Seminars at Steamboat, archives of past talks and the 2018 schedule, visit SeminarsAtSteamboat.org.


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