In an ever-changing global political climate, the foreign policy choices made today will decide the world we live in tomorrow. As President Obama, who has become a well-respected and popular American president around the globe, prepares to leave the White House, candidates clash over national security issues and foreign policy.
The Brademas Center of NYU and NYU Washington, DC welcomed distinguished journalists to discuss the key global issues and the politics that will decide the election in November. Moderated by Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times, Elisabeth Bumiller, the panel included foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, Margaret Brennan, senior national security correspondent for The Washington Post, Karen DeYoung, and White House correspondent for The New York Times, Mark Landler.
Elisabeth Bumiller (Moderator) is Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times. Previously she was The Times' Washington Editor and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. Before that she covered the Pentagon, the White House, John McCain's 2008 campaign and New York's City Hall for The Times. She also worked for The Washington Post in Washington, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York. In 2006 and 2007, Bumiller was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. She has published three books, the most recent of which was Condoleezza Rice: An American Life. She serves on the WFPG Board of Directors.
Margaret Brennan is a foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News. While covering the State Department, Brennan has reported on the nuclear negotiations with Iran, efforts to confront ISIS, relations with Cuba, Ukraine, and Syria. She has traveled with and reported on Secretaries of State Kerry and Clinton, as well as Defense Secretaries Carter and Hagel. Brennan conducted the first US television interview with South Korean President Park Geun-hye following the 2013 uptick in North Korea's nuclear testing. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets. She anchored a weekday Bloomberg Television show, was a CNBC correspondent and contributed to various NBC News programs.
Karen DeYoung is the senior national security correspondent and an associate editor of The Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London, a correspondent covering the White House, US foreign policy and the intelligence community, as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor. She was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and in 2006 published SOLDIER: The Life of Colin Powell. She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2009 Overseas Press Club award for best coverage of international affairs, the 2003 Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting, and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Washington Post for national reporting.
Mark Landler has covered American foreign policy for The New York Times since the inauguration of Barack Obama, first as a diplomatic correspondent and since 2011 as White House correspondent. In 24 years at The Times, Landler has been the newspaper's bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, European economic correspondent, and a business reporter in New York. He recently published his first book, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power (Random House 2016).