The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, The Department of History, The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and The School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University present this summer’s Hertog Global Strategy Initiative Speaker Series.

David Sanger is the Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times and the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (2009). In a 26-year career at the Times, Sanger has reported from New York, Tokyo and Washington, covering a variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs and the presidency. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize: first, for the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger disaster and second for an investigation of the Clinton administration’s struggles to control exports to China. And in 2007, the New York Times received the DuPont Award from the Columbia Journalism School for Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?, a documentary featuring Sanger and his colleague, William J. Broad.

The event will be moderated by Professor Matthew Connelly, Professor of History at Columbia University. Connelly is director of the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative as well as the Columbia-London School of Economics dual masters program in international and world history. His publications include A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria’s Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (2002) and Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population (2008).  He has also published commentary on international affairs in The Atlantic Monthly, The Wilson Quarterly, and The National Interest.

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative is a research program that employs historical analysis to confront present and future problems in world politics. Each summer, invited experts and select students gather at Columbia University for twelve weeks of intensive study, independent research, and collaborative writing on a critical issue in international affairs. The 2010 program focuses on nuclear proliferation and the future of world power.

The event is co-sponsored by the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, the Department of History, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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