Obama and Putin: Battlefield Syria
Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times
Elisabeth Bumiller (moderator), The New York Times
Co-Sponsored by NYU Washington, DC

Washington, DC—On October 19, 2015, Karen DeYoung, senior national security correspondent and an associate editor of The Washington Post, and Steven Lee Myers, New York Times correspondent and author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Fall of Vladimir Putin, discussed US and Russian foreign policy in Syria. The event was moderated by New York Times Washington Bureau Chief and WFPG Board Member Elisabeth Bumiller and co-sponsored by NYU Washington, DC. Watch on C-SPAN


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Patricia Ellis, Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times
and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post


WFPG President Patricia Ellis welcomes guests


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WFPG Board Member Elisabeth Bumiller of
The New York Times introduces the speakers


Moderator Elisabeth Bumiller,
Steven Lee Myers and Karen DeYoung


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Steven Lee Myers discusses Russia’s
involvement in Syria


Karen DeYoung addresses US policy towards Syria

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WFPG audience and guests


Avis Bohlen asks a question



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Patricia Ellis, WFPG Board Member Theresa Loar of
CH2M, and Sara Al Saadi of the Embassy of Qatar


Ambassador Cecilia Nahón of Argentina,
Mara Montanez, and Carlos Sluzki



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Karen DeYoung speaks with Flavius Mihaies
after the event


Steven Lee Myers signs The New Tsar for author
and former journalist Elizabeth Becker