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National Security Expert Tim Naftali, On Presidential Power and International Threats.


Fifty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, National Security expert, Tim Naftali examines how Presidents facing extreme global crises have handled them and how their approach has changed, given new technology, and a twenty-four hour news cycle.  We’ll look back a half-century ago...through current concerns about Iran and Syria.


  • Timothy Naftali - Former history professor and consultant to the 9/11 commission, Naftali specializes in counterterrorism and the Cold War. He is national security fellow at the New America Foundation and has written several books, including one on the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is currently working on a book about John F. Kennedy to be published in 2013.

NOTE : Tim Naftali will speak on confronting the nuclear threat: from the Cuban missile crisis to Iran at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at the Academic Center at Southern NH University. Click here for more information on the event.

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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