Ourselves as Others See Us: International Journalists on Obama’s America

November 6, 2010

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A collapsing economy, two wars, rising health-care costs, a ballooning budget deficit, and a major ecological disaster . . . no US president in decades has encountered the breadth of difficulties confronting Barack Obama. In a discussion moderated by Washington Post political writer Peter Slevin, correspondents from China, Mexico, and Russia gather to recount their reporting about Obama’s vision for America and the complex realities of today.

Panelists include Tan Yingzi, chief correspondent for China Daily’s Washington Bureau; José Díaz- Briseño, Washington, DC correspondent for Mexico City’s daily newspaper Reforma, and Maria Lipman, editor in chief of Pro et Contra, a policy journal of the Carnegie Moscow Center.

This program is generously underwritten by the McCormick Foundation.


Recorded on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at UIC Forum.