David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, will speak about the Obama administration and national security on Monday, April 1.
Sanger, the Schieffer School of Journalism’s Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair for 2013, will discuss the development of American military power and current trends in national security affairs.
The lecture is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Moudy Building South. There will be a meet-and-greet session at 4:30 p.m. and book signing immediately following the lecture.
Admission to the lecture is free, but is available by registration only. Seats are limited and registration is available at schieffersanger.eventbrite.com
Sanger's lecture will be based on his most recent book, "Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."
The book revealed a secret American and Israeli program, code-named “Olympic Games.” The weapon was the first sustained use of a cyber weapon by the U.S. and was programmed to disrupt Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.
In addition to the content of his book, Sanger will also focus on the journalistic challenge of covering national security, particularly how news outlets should publish government and military information.
A magna cum laude graduate from Harvard College in 1982, Sanger began his career with The New York Times shortly afterward. Two Pulitzers Prizes mark some of his many awards in the field of journalism.
In addition to his work in journalism, Sanger has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he taught on public policy.
Sanger said he was eager to join in as the Schieffer School’s Green Honors Chair for a number of reasons, including the reverence and credibility of the school’s namesake, Bob Schieffer.
“I am honored to appear on [Schieffer’s] show, Face the Nation, and we’ve talked a lot about issues in Washington,” Sanger said. “There is no better name in Washington for integrity, for understanding or for asking good, hard and fundamental questions than Bob Schieffer.”
Sanger also said his he has been impressed by recent TCU graduates working in the field in Washington.
"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 a navigating new era of digital delivery across so many new platforms,” he said.
“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.''
Olivia Caridi contributed to this article.