David Sanger, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Speaks at Yale SOM on Presidential Race and Current U.S. Policy
David E. Sanger is the White House Correspondent for The New York Times and has one of the most important reporting jobs in the world. Currently, he is center stage covering the presidential elections. Over the past three years, David has followed the presidency of George W. Bush, and in doing so, has written about the issues and policies that are pivotal to the United States and its position in the world. In his 22-years at The New York Times, David has reported from New York, Washington, and Tokyo, where he was bureau chief. He is a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize - first in 1987, when he played a major role in the team investigating the causes of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, and then again in 1999, as a member of another team who wrote about the struggles within the Clinton Administration over controlling exports to China. He is among the few reporters who understands global economics and business, and their overlap with geopolitics.
Before covering the White House, Mr. Sanger specialized in the confluence of economic and foreign policy, and wrote extensively on how issues of national wealth and competitiveness have come to redefine the relationships between the United States and its major allies. As a correspondent and then bureau chief in Tokyo for six years, he covered Japan's rise as the world's second largest economic power, and then its humbling recession. He also filed frequently from Southeast Asia, and wrote many of the first stories about North Korea's secret nuclear weapons program in the 1990s. He continues to cover proliferation issues from Washington.
David came to SOM under the auspices of the R. Peter Straus '44 Lecture, which brings leaders in the media to the school to discuss current issues.
The R. Peter Straus Endowed Fund was established in 1987 by Eric Straus '81 BA and Jeanne Straus Tofel with husband Richard J. Tofel, in honor of their father, R. Peter Straus '44. Recent past speakers: Debra Lee, President and COO, Black Entertainment Television; Paul Steiger, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Vice President, Dow Jones & Company; Candice Carpenter, Co-Founder and Chairperson, iVillage.com; and Peter Kann, Chairman and CEO, Dow Jones & Company.