As a recent addition to the ISU Speaker Series, Washington Post columnist and foreign affairs writer David Ignatius will be joining us on April 2, 2019. Ignatius is not only well known for his columns in the Washington Post, but also as an associate editor and novelist. Ignatius will be discussing the necessity of a free and open press which is particularly relevant in light of ISU graduate Jamal Khashoggi’s recent death.
Ignatius has covered nearly every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill, as well as global politics, the Middle East, and economics. He turned his experiences with the CIA into 10 spy novels, because, as it has been said, “Few understand espionage culture as well as Ignatius.”
For more than 15 years, Ignatius has published his twice-weekly column for The Washington Post. Appearing in scores of newspapers around the world, his column won the Overseas Press Club Award, the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center for Journalists.