Washington Post Editor to Discuss National Security

Washington Post Editor Peter Finn will be the featured speaker in an upcoming discussion about national security issues facing the United States in the era of President Donald Trump. The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2017, in Addlestone Library.

Peter Finn

The program is sponsored by the College of Charleston Friends of the Library.

Finn is the national security editor at The Washington Post. Beginning in 1998, Finn spent 10 years overseas as the newspaper’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow.

Following 9/11, Finn covered terrorism for The Post, traveling extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and the Persian Gulf. He was embedded with U.S. Special Forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In all, Finn has reported from more than 60 countries.

In 2013, he was appointed national security editor, and was part of a team of editors that oversaw the newspaper’s series of  Pulitzer Prize-winning stories based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

There will be a question and answer period following Finn’s talk. College of Charleston political science professor John Creed will facilitate the conversation.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.