Virtual Speaker Series: A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen w/David Andelman '66

Thursday, June 24th, 5:30pm PDT on Zoom






Please join the Harvard Club of Sacramento on Thursday, June 24th from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, as we welcome veteran New York Times and CBS correspondent and CNN columnist David Andelman (AB 1966) for an evening lecture followed by a Q&A session. David is one of the most experienced national security journalists of our times. He draws upon original research, interviews with key players, previously classified materials and reportage from over 80 countries across five decades to help us understand the growth, successes and failures that have shaped our world today.


A Red Line in the Sand | Book by David A. Andelman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster (


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Biography: David A. Andelman

David A. Andelman, executive director of The Red Lines Project, is a “Voices” columnist for CNNOpinion. His new book, A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Could Still Happen, was published in January 2021 (in April in the U.K. & Europe) along with its Evergreen podcast.  He was awarded the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing for his CNN commentaries in 2018 and again in 2019 for his Reuters columns. He served for seven years as Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal. Previously he served as an executive editor of Forbes. Earlier, he was domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times in New York and Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he served for seven years as Paris correspondent. There followed service as a Washington correspondent for CNBC, news editor of Bloomberg News and Business Editor of the New York Daily News. He has traveled through and reported from 86 countries. He was awarded the 2017 New York Press Club award for best political commentary for his USAToday columns. He is the author of five books, The Peacemakers, published by Harper & Row, and The Fourth World War, published by William Morrow, which he co-authored with the Count de Marenches, long-time head of French intelligence. His third book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today was published in a Centenary Edition with foreword by Sir Harold Evans. He has translated from the French and written an epilogue to An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb published in June 2019 by Pegasus/Norton. Andelman has written for Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Readers Digest, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and is a member of the Century Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Club of New York, National Press Club and the Grolier Club. He is President-emeritus of the Overseas Press Club of America and The Silurians Press Club, the oldest club in America for veteran journalists.