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Timothy Naftali is NYU's clinical associate professor of history and clinical associate professor of public service, and director of NYU's undergraduate public policy major. He was the founding director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, where he oversaw the release of 1.3 million pages of presidential documents and nearly 700 hours of Nixon tapes.
Naftali is a regular CNN contributor, offering expertise in national security and intelligence policy, international history, and presidential history. As a TV commentator, he has appeared on more than 30 shows and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has served as a historical consultant on television programs such as ABC’s Designated Survivor, and is the author of numerous books, including One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 (1998) and Impeachment: An American History (2018).