Understanding Our World: Election Night 2008

Join the World Policy Journal and the 92nd Street Y for

Understanding Our World: Election Night ’08
A Panel discussion and reception with top analysts and experts featuring Stephen Schlesinger, editor of his father’s memoirs and longtime global advisor to Governor Mario Cuomo; Nina Khrushcheva of the New School and great granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev; Jack Devine, veteran head of the clandestine services of the CIA; and, from Washington, Edward Luttwak, controversial senior fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Moderated by World Policy Journal editor and veteran New York Times and CBS News correspondent David A. Andelman.
Following the discussion, watch the returns live on a big screen from HDNet’s "Dan Rather Reports on Politics".
Speaker Biographies
World Policy Journal editor DAVID A. ANDELMAN, who assumed his current post in June 2008, is a veteran journalist and former Paris bureau chief for CBS News. He has reported from nearly 60 countries for The New York Times, CNBC, and other media. Most recently he was Executive Editor of Forbes.com, the world’s largest business and financial website. His latest book is A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.
A career veteran of the CIA, JACK DEVINE has been one of the CIA’s most senior officials. Mr. Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, which oversees and directs the Agency’s operations abroad. In those positions, he had operational authority over covert operations and intelligence collection globally, as well as supervisory authority over multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of employees involved in sensitive missions. He is now president and founder of The Arkin Group, a New York-based intelligence consulting group.
Currently a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, EDWARD LUTTWAK has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, and a number of allied governments as well as international corporations and financial institutions. Luttwak is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire, Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy, The Endangered American Dream, and Coup d’etat. Luttwak serves on the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly and Geopolitique (Paris).
World Policy Institute Senior Fellow NINA KHRUSHCHEVA is associate professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School and author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics. She is also a contributor to and an editor of the "Window on Russia" monthly series for Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. Khrushcheva’s articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Nation, the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times and other international publications. She is is currently working on a new book, Russia’s Gulag of the Mind.
Adjunct fellow at the Century Foundation, STEPHEN SCHLESINGER served for twelve years as New York State Governor Mario Cuomo’s speechwriter and foreign policy advisor. He is the author of Act of Creation: The Founding of The United Nations, for which he won the 2004 Harry S. Truman Book Award; Bitter Fruit: The Story of the U.S. Coup in Guatemala (with Stephen Kinzer), cited as one of the New York Times’ "notable books" for 1982; and The New Reformers. He is the coeditor of The Journals of Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 1952-2000 published in 2007.
Tuesday, November 4
Discussion from 8 – 9 PM.
Following the discussion, join us for a reception while we watch the election returns live from HDNet’s "Dan Rather Reports on Politics".
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Kaufmann Concert Hall
$27 general admission, $20 for World Policy Journal guests.
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