SOLD OUT | National Security: Global Hotspots and Blind Spots
TypeGlobal Issues Evening
WhenOct 23, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Premier Members ReceptionOct 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
WhereHerbert University Center
About the Speaker
Jennifer Griffin currently serves as a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) and is based out of the Washington D.C. bureau. She joined the network in October 1999 as a Jerusalem-based correspondent.
Most recently, Griffin has been reporting on the withdraw of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the terror attack at Abbey Gate. She interviewed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. Previously, Griffin has extensively reported on the decision by the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria. As part of her in-depth reporting, Griffin conducted an exclusive conversation with an anonymous member of the U.S. Special Forces whose account of the situation at the frontline directly contradicted the administration's claims and shed light on the actions by Turkish forces against the Kurds. She was also among the first to report the death of ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi. In August 2019, she secured the first interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, since he assumed the position in July. Previously, Griffin covered then-candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.
Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on the intelligence community, a position that follows his many years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the globe.
He was previously the international editor for NPR.org, working closely with NPR correspondents abroad and national security reporters in Washington. He remains a frequent contributor to the NPR website on global affairs. He also worked as a senior editor at Morning Edition from 2008-2011.
Before joining NPR, Myre was a foreign correspondent for 20 years with The New York Times and The Associated Press.
He was first posted to South Africa in 1987, where he witnessed Nelson Mandela's release from prison and reported on the final years of apartheid. He was assigned to Pakistan in 1993 and often traveled to war-torn Afghanistan. He was one of the first reporters to interview members of an obscure new group calling itself the Taliban.
Myre was also posted to Cyprus and worked throughout the Middle East, including extended trips to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He went to Moscow from 1996-1999, covering the early days of Vladimir Putin as Russia's leader.
He was based in Jerusalem from 2000-2007, reporting on the heaviest fighting ever between Israelis and the Palestinians.
In his years abroad, he traveled to more than 50 countries and reported on a dozen wars. He and his journalist wife Jennifer Griffin co-wrote a 2011 book on their time in Jerusalem, entitled, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Myre is a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington and has appeared as an analyst on CNN, PBS, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox, Al Jazeera and other networks. He's a graduate of Yale University, where he played football and basketball.Return to Calendar