Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
President, Council on Foreign Relations
Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; former US Ambassador to Iraq
Investigative Journalist, The New York Times; Co-Author, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping From Two Sides
Moderator: ANDREA MITCHELL
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Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor for the Washington Post. His reporting focuses on the war in Afghanistan, where he travels frequently to interview Afghans and Americans involved in counterinsurgency operations. Chandrasekaran has held many positions at the Post including national editor, assistant managing editor, and bureau chief in Baghdad and Cairo. In the months following the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was part of a team of reporters who covered the war in Afghanistan and events in Pakistan. He wrote the award-winning book Imperial Life in the Emerald City, which provides a firsthand view of life inside Baghdad's Green Zone. In 2005, Chandrasekaran took a sabbatical from the Post to serve as the journalist in residence at the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
Christopher R. Hill
Christopher Hill is dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Prior to joining the Josef Korbel School, he served as US ambassador to Iraq. As a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he has served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; US ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Republic of Macedonia; and special envoy to Kosovo.
Hill also served as the head of the US delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue in 2005. Hill received the State Department's Distinguished Service Award for his contributions as a member of the US negotiating team in the Bosnia peace settlement, and was a recipient of the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis.
Based in Washington, D.C., “Andrea Mitchell Reports” premiered in 2008. Mitchell is also the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and regularly appears on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”, “Today”, and “Meet the Press.” The program includes in-depth interviews with DC and world newsmakers and covers many international news topics as well.
David Rohde is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. He has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Kosovo, and Bosnia. He is the co-author, with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, of A Rope and A Prayer: A Kidnapping From Two Sides and the author of Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II. Currently an investigative reporter at the New York Times, he served as the newspaper's South Asia bureau co-chief in New Delhi from 2002 to 2005.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, National Editor of The Washington Post, discusses the futility of potential U.S. efforts to restrain the proliferation and expansion of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. "We may see as an inevitable result of trying to push for peace in Afghanistan," he explains, "increased Pakistani involvement in ... growing and expanding their arsenal."