AHSS Distinguished Speaker Series: David Sanger


Please register here for the reception and watch David Sanger's lecture on a live streaming video in Sturm Hall.

David will be signing copies of his book, Confront and Conceal, outside of Davis Auditorium from 5:30 p.m.-6:10 p.m. ONLY on September 20th. Copies of his book will also be available for purchase at that time.

This free lecture series brings to Denver an innovative leader from a liberal arts field. On September 20, 2012, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, will be our Distinguished Speaker.

5:30 p.m.
(Light hors d'oeuvres)

The Agenda: The 2012 Campaign, presented by David Sanger
6.30 p.m.

University of Denver
Sturm Hall
Davis Auditorium, second floor, room 248
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

By train: Take RTD Light Rail E, F or H to the University of Denver stop. Walk three blocks south on S. High Street. Turn east on E. Asbury Avenue. Sturm Hall is on the south side of E. Asbury Street.

By car: Parking is available for a fixed rate of $5 in Lot L, located on the south side of E. Asbury Avenue between S. University Boulevard and S. High Street. 


Few Presidential campaigns in recent times have taken place at such a critical point. Already, this is a campaign about how to navigate an age of austerity, one that is finally forcing choices on issues the nation has long delayed dealing with – from entitlements, to taxes, to the very role of government in a market economy. The events in Europe have provided a stark reminder of what happens to societies that avoid making those choices; the rise of Asia reminds us that we do not have much time to adjust our course. With accounts of how America’s challenges look from inside the White House and from the campaign trail, Sanger will describe the landscape of an historic election, and the prospects for breaking Washington’s gridlock.

Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times and bestselling author of The Inheritance, Sanger writes compelling front-page analyses from both the White House and around the globe that explain the most complex events of our time. For over two decades as a Times correspondent, including six years as Chief White House Correspondent, Sanger has become known as one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of foreign policy, national security and the politics of globalization. He has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions and his reporting on Iraq and the North Korea nuclear crisis won the Weintal Prize, one of the highest honors for foreign policy coverage. Sanger’s New York Times bestseller, The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, is an in-depth examination of U.S. foreign policy successes and failures over the past decade. His next book, An Age of Reckoning: Obama's Surprising Use of American Power, will be published in June 2012. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sanger is a graduate of Harvard College. In 2010, Sanger was appointed adjunct professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he is also a non-resident visiting scholar.


Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should call 303-871-2425.

Co-sponsored by AHSS Dean's Office and the Humanities Institute.