WESTON, Vt. – New York Times’ national security correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse for a special one-night-only lecture Aug. 19: “A World Turned Upside Down: Russia, North Korea, and the Crises of the Trump Era.”
Tickets are on sale now and include Sanger’s take on current events and a moderated audience question and answer session, followed by a book signing reception for David’s newest release, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age,” plus an opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss.
Sanger is a national security correspondent and a Times senior writer. In a 36-year reporting career for The New York Times, he has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting.
He is also the author of two Times best sellers on foreign policy and national security: “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power,” published in 2009, and “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” published in 2012. For The Times, Sanger has served as Tokyo bureau chief, Washington economic correspondent, White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush administrations, and chief Washington correspondent.
Sanger spent six years in Tokyo, writing about the emergence of Japan as a major American competitor, and then the country’s humbling recession. He wrote many of the first articles about North Korea’s emerging nuclear weapons program.
In reporting for The Times and “Confront and Conceal,” he revealed the story of Olympic Games, the code name for the most sophisticated cyber attack in history, the American-Israeli effort to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm. His journalistic pursuit of the origins of Stuxnet became the subject of the documentary “Zero Days,” which made the short list of Academy Award documentaries in 2016.
A 1982 graduate of Harvard College, Sanger was the first senior fellow in The Press and National Security at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. With Graham T. Allison Jr., he co-teaches Central Challenges in American National Security, Strategy and the Press at the Kennedy School of Government.
On Sunday, Aug. 19 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. Proceeds benefit the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Reserve online at www.westonplayhouse.org or with the box office at 802-824-5288.