Deciphering Trump's Intelligence and National Security Policy
May 10, 2017
NYU Washington, DC and the Women's Foreign Policy Group presented Beyond the Headlines; a discussion on the Trump Administration's implementation of new foreign policy goals and objectives.
Meet the Panel
Elisabeth Bumiller (Moderator); Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times
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 wasCondoleezza Rice: An American Life. She serves on the WFPG Board of Directors.
Mary Louise Kelly; National Security Correspondent, NPR
Mary Louise Kelly is national security correspondent for NPR News. Her reporting tracks the CIA and other spy agencies, terrorism, wars, and rising nuclear powers. As part of the national security team, she has traveled extensively to investigate foreign policy and military issues. Kelly first launched NPR's intelligence beat in 2004. In addition to reporting, she serves as a guest host for NPR News programs and as a contributing editor for The Atlantic. Her first assignment at NPR was senior editor of All Things Considered. Kelly has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of two espionage novels, Anonymous Sources and The Bullet.
Ellen Nakashima; National Security Reporter, The Washington Post
Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on issues relating to intelligence and cyber operations, and most recently the intelligence community's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In 2014, Nakashima was part of a team of Washington Post reporters who shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded for coverage of NSA surveillance programs. She served as The Post's Southeast Asia co-bureau chief from 2002-2006, covering Islamic militant networks, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the SARS outbreak. She has also covered national politics and Virginia state politics. She joined the Post in 1995.
David Sanger; National Security Correspondent, Senior Writer, The New York Times
David E. Sanger is national security correspondent and senior writer for The New York Times. He is also the author of two Times bestsellers on foreign affairs: The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power(2009) and Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (2012). He has served as the Times' Tokyo bureau chief, Washington economic correspondent, White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush Administrations and chief Washington correspondent. Sanger has been a member of three Times teams that won the Pulitzer Prize, most recently the 2017 Pulitzer for international reporting for stories uncovering details of Russia's effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. He was the first senior fellow for National Security and the Press at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.