Network 20/20's 14th Annual

Foreign Policy Lecture and Benefit


Save the Date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Media Blitz:

Understanding the World in the Age of Trump and Twitter

Featuring (more speakers to come):

Gideon Rose

Gideon Rose is the editor of Foreign Affairs and the Peter G. Peterson chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Rose served as associate director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He was assistant editor at the foreign policy quarterly the National Interest from 1986 to 1987, and held the same position at the domestic policy quarterly the Public Interest from 1985 to 1986. He is the author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle and has taught American foreign policy at Columbia and Princeton. 


David Sanger


David Sanger is a national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. He is also the bestselling author of "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," and "The Inheritance."   He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for coverage of the presidency and national security policy. From 1999 until 2006, Mr. Sanger was White House correspondent for The New York Times covering one of the most tumultuous eras in American national security policy, from 9/11 through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Joseph Sexton

Joe Sexton is a senior editor at ProPublica. Before coming to ProPublica in 2013, he had worked for 25 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times. Sexton served as Metropolitan Editor at the Times from 2006 to 2011, and his staff won two Pulitzer Prizes, including the award for breaking news for its coverage of Eliot Spitzer’s downfall. From 2011 to 2013, Sexton served as the paper's Sports Editor, overseeing its coverage of the 2012 Summer Games in London and the Penn State scandal, among other major stories. As a reporter, Sexton covered sports, politics, crime and the historic overhaul of the country's welfare legislation.


Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesThe New York TimesForeign Policy magazine, and The Boston Globe. She is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of ObamaMeltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover; and co-editor of Taking Back America—And Taking Down The Radical Right.

Global Leadership Award

For his/her service to values Network 20/20 prizes: promotion of global sustainability; innovation in his/her area of expertise; participation in transnational efforts to enhance global peace; fostering U.S. engagement overseas. 

Andy Russell

Founder and CEO

Trigger Media Group and

Empact Collaboration Platform


Chiyoko Osborne

Chief Strategy Officer

Empact Collaboration Platform

Ted Sorensen Award  

For the Network 20/20 member who embodies the values that Ted Sorensen possessed, including: commitment to public service, intellect and the ability to express it, capacity to build bridges with counterparts overseas, and contributions to Network 20/20.

Christian Pfrang

Lex Writer

Financial Times