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Re-Engagement Amidst Global Crisis

02/19/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With so many challenges facing the US—from relations with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran to combating climate change, the US’s forever wars, and rebuilding trust with global partners—what will the Biden Administration prioritize and what opportunities for re-engagement or potential flashpoints should we be watching?

Join us for a virtual conversation with:

Helene CooperNew York Times Pentagon Correspondent
Karen DeYoungWashington Post Senior National Security Correspondent and Associate Editor
Jane Ferguson, NewsHour Special Correspondent
Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times Washington Bureau Chief (Moderator)



Friday, February 19, 2021 | 1 to 2 PM ET | Online
Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to participate.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Please direct any questions to 202-429-2692 or [email protected].
Helene CooperHelene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. Prior to her assignment at the Pentagon, Cooper covered the White House, was The Times’s diplomatic correspondent, and served as an assistant editorial page editor. Cooper has reported from 64 countries, from Pakistan to the Congo. Before joining The Times, she worked for twelve years at the Wall Street Journal, where she served as a foreign correspondent, reporter, and editor. In 2015, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, for her work in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. She is also the winner of a George Polk award for health reporting (2015) and the Overseas Press Club Award (2015). She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood”, a memoir of growing up in Monrovia, Liberia, as well as “Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”. @helenecooper
Karen DeYoungKaren 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. DeYoung was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and is the author of “Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell”. She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2009 Overseas Press Club award for international affairs coverage, 2003 Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting, Sigma Delta Chi awards for investigative and foreign reporting, and 2002 Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Washington Post for national coverage of the war on terrorism. @karendeyoung1
Jane FergusonJane Ferguson is a special correspondent for the NewsHour, reporting from across the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Reporting highlights include front-line dispatches from the war against ISIS in Iraq, an up-close look at Houthi-controlled Yemen, reports on the war and famine in South Sudan, and most recently, the situation in Afghanistan. Areas of particular interest are the ongoing cold war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Islamist groups around the world, and US foreign policy. Her reporting on the war in Yemen was honored with an Alfred I duPont-Columbia Award, a News and Documentary Emmy Award and a Peabody Award nomination. In 2019, Ferguson was named the George Polk Award recipient for Foreign Television reporting. Before coming to the NewsHour Ferguson reported extensively for Al Jazeera English and CNN International. She is a guest professor at Princeton, where she teaches a course on war reporting. She has lived in the Middle East for 12 years and is fluent in Arabic. She has been based in New York City since 2020. @JaneFerguson5
Elisabeth BumillerElisabeth 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. @BumillerNYT


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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