12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Bldg., Room 414AB
Garrett M. Graff is a journalist and author of several books including The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War, which traces the history of the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts. He has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. Today, he serves as the director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, and is a contributor to WIRED, Longreads, and CNN. He’s written for publications from Esquire to the New York Times, and served as the editor of Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead to its first National Magazine Award. Graff’s other books include The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House, which examined the role of technology in the 2008 presidential race, and most recently Raven Rock, about the government’s Cold War Doomsday plans. He also is the chair of the board of the National Conference on Citizenship, a congressionally-charted civic engagement group founded by Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.