Award-winning CNN anchor to take part in political debate

Jim Sciutto ’92

Jim Sciutto ’92, an anchor and chief national security correspondent for CNN, will take part in a debate with members of the Yale Political Union on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Sudler Hall of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The debate topic is “Resolved: Russia Must Be Contained.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

Sciutto, who reports and provides analysis on U.S. national security including foreign policy, the military, terrorism, the intelligence community, and more, is also the co-anchor of “CNN Newsroom.” He previously served as chief of staff to U.S. ambassador Gary Locke at the U.S. embassy in Beijing from 2011 to 2013.

Sciutto studied Chinese history at Yale. He was former senior foreign correspondent at ABC News, based in London. He is the author of “Against Us: The New Face of America’s Enemies in the Muslim World.” His honors include Emmy Awards in 2004 and 2005 for his reporting in Iraq, the George Polk Award for Television Reporting in 2007 for his undercover reporting inside Myanmar, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting from Iran during the 2009 election protests.

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