Type: Seminar

National security reporting and government service: A view from the Frontlines


Sasha Ingber, NEWSY's National Security Correspondent

Date & time

Nov 1, 2021, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT


This is an in-person event for U-M students, faculty, and staff only. This event will not be livestreamed.

Two faculty members at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will facilitate a discussion with Sasha IngberJohn Ciorciari is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center and author of Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (2021). Javed Ali is Associate Professor of Practice and has served in numerous senior U.S. government roles relating to national security, intelligence, and countering extremism.

Students will be able to participate in a Q&A in regards to Ingber's national security expertise that ranges from covering the collapse of Afghanistan to her efforts in the non-profit sector. 

About the Speaker

Sasha Ingber is national TV channel NEWSY’s National Security Correspondent. She has covered the collapse of Afghanistan, the U.S. Capitol insurrection, extremism and surveillance at protests, then-President Trump’s impeachment, and challenges facing the intelligence community during the coronavirus pandemic. She was previously a breaking news reporter at NPR, reporting some of the biggest stories of the day online and on the radio — including Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, foreign interference in the 2016 election, protests in Hong Kong, and developments in Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Syria. A Pulitzer center grantee, she has contributed numerous articles and short-form documentaries to National Geographic, reporting on undocumented children in the United States, ISIS’ no. 1 female target, and climate change, among other topics. 

In 2016, Sasha co-founded Music in Exile, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that documents the songs and stories of people displaced by war, oppression, and regional instability. The work took to her to such places as Iraq and Bangladesh, and she interviewed Yezidis, Syrians, and Rohingya refugees. Amongst many other outlets, NPR’s Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have all broadcasted the content.

Following the annexation of Crimea in 2014, she was the editor of a state department initiative to monitor and counter Russian disinformation. Prior to this, she investigated the international tiger trade for the World Bank’s global tiger initiative, and researched healthcare fraud for the national healthcare anti-fraud association. Her writing, photography, and radio reporting have appeared in such publications as the Washington Post Magazine, ESPN, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic, and The American Scholar. She was the associate editor of Smithsonian’s culture magazine, Journeys.

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