December 7 Monday

"Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency" with Charlie Savage

  • Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 129
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Charlie Savage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Washington correspondent for the New York Times, where he writes about law, national security, and presidential powers. His new book, "Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency," is an exhaustive look at the Obama administration's internal deliberations regarding NSA warrantless surveillance, drone strikes (including the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki), indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, the raid on Osama bin Laden, the administration's crackdown on leaks, and the role of the Constitution.

Savage began reporting for the Miami Herald in 1999 and earned a master's degree from YLS in 2003 through a Knight Foundation journalism fellowship. In 2007, while at the Boston Globe, Savage received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, for his reporting on the Bush administration's use of signing statements. He has been writing for the New York Times since 2008.

Sponsored by ACS, NLG, and NSG. Lunch will be served.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

American Constitution Society, National Lawyers Guild, and National Security Group.