Sheehan will explain the notion that we've gone from a Cold War with the former Soviet Union to what he terms a "new Cold War" with countries like North Korea and Iran.
He will discuss in detail how close the U.S. and Soviet Union came to nuclear annihilation and how lessons learned from the Cold War apply to today's threats, including those from terrorists.
Robert J. Rosenthal is executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting. An award-winning journalist, Rosenthal has worked for some of the most respected newspapers in the country, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and, most recently, the San Francisco Chronicle. Rosenthal worked for 22 years at the Inquirer, starting as a reporter and eventually becoming its executive editor in 1998. He became managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in late 2002, and joined CIR as executive director in 2008.
Neil Sheehan is a former correspondent for The New York Times. Sheehan is also a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War.