NY Times Washington correspondent David E. Sanger presents public lecture

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 19, 2010

The New York Times Chief Washington correspondent, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author David E. Sanger will present a free public lecture at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Thursday, April 1 at 5 p.m. 

Sanger will discuss President Obama’s foreign policy and deliver his address “Assessing Obama’s Foreign Policy: Has America Changed Direction?” as an East-West Center George Chaplin Fellow in Distinguished Journalism.

During the first year of the Obama presidency, the world has observed one of the most fascinating presidential transitions in modern times.  Drawing on his years of experience, Sanger will explore the debate over sending thousands of troops to Afghanistan and navigating the rising confrontation with Iran.  He will also assess the long-term goals of energy independence and Obama’s effort to project a new image to the world.

The presentation will be held on the garden level of the East-West Center’s Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road) with a reception to follow. Reservations are requested by calling (808) 944-7111 or by email at: ewcinfo@eastwestcenter.org. Parking is available on the UH Mānoa campus for $5.

David Sanger is the Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times.  He has been writing for the Times for 27 years covering foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and the presidency.  He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and has been awarded numerous honors for national security and foreign policy coverage.  His first book, The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts with the Challenges to American Power (2009), is a best seller.

The George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism was established in 1986 by a DFS-Hawaiʻi grant to the East-West Center to honor the leadership and ideals of longtime Honolulu Advertiser Editor-in-Chief George Chaplin. Chaplin Fellows are chosen for their significant contributions to journalism and the principles exemplified by the late Mr. Chaplin, who was an early advocate of international business and cultural exchange, co-founder of the East-West Center's Jefferson Fellowships for journalists, and a member of the Center’s Board of Governors for nine years, including five as chairman.

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

For more information, visit: http://www.EastWestCenter.org