In this popular and candid series that cuts to the heart of world affairs, Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for the New York Times and veteran foreign correspondent, talks with renowned journalists. Avoiding sounds-bites and the clichés of studio-bound pundits, this more leisurely approach consistently yields thoughtful conversation and insightful observations from many corners of the world.

All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Space is limited, and reservations are required for most events. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or visit

  • Wednesday, Feb 6. 6.30-7.45 p.m. James F. Hoge. (Editor, Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs) Hoge’s career exemplifies both journalistic success and a savvy understanding of international affairs. Currently the editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, Hoge spent more than three decades in daily journalism, covering national and international news and political events all over the world. During the 1960s, he covered Congress and the White House for The Chicago Sun Times, where he went on to serve as editor from 1968 to 1976. In 1984, Hoge moved to New York as president and publisher of The Daily News.
  • Wednesday, March 5 6.30-7.45 p.m. Mary Beth Sheridan. (Metro Reporter, The Washington Post) Sheridan came to the Post in 2001 after 11 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, Miami Herald, and Los Angeles Times. Specializing in homeland security and congressional affairs, she has reported from two-dozen countries and has been based in Rome, Bogota (Colombia), and Mexico City. Ms. Sheridan won an Overseas Press Club award for her reporting in Mexico, and was part of a Washington Post team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for coverage of the domestic war on terror.
  • Wednesday, April 9 6.30-7.45 p.m. Roger Cohen. (Editor-at-Large, International Herald Tribune; International Writer-at-Large, New York Times) Roger Cohen became the International Herald Tribune’s first editor-at-large in 2006. He had started his “Globalist” column on the IHT news pages in January 2004. At the same time, he became the New York Times international writer-at-large. Mr. Cohen had been foreign editor for The Times since March 2002. He became deputy foreign editor in August 2001 and acting foreign editor on September 11, 2001.

Support for this series has been partially underwritten by a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation.

The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.

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