An Interview with David Hoffman

february, 2023

23feb3:10 pm3:50 pmAn Interview with David Hoffman


(Thursday) 3:10 pm - 3:50 pm


USF Student Center

200 6th Ave S

Event Details

John Boardman will interview David Hoffman

Speakers for this event

  • David E. Hoffman

    David E. Hoffman

    David E. Hoffman is a contributing editor and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. He was previously assistant managing editor, foreign editor, Jerusalem correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and White House correspondent for the newspaper. He is the author of Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and His Daring Quest for a Free Cuba (2022.) His other books are: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy (2009), which won the Pulitzer Prize, The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal (2015), a New York Times bestseller, and The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia (2002.) He has also been a correspondent for the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE. He attended the University of Delaware and St. Antony's Collegte, Oxford. He lives with his wife in Maryland.

  • John Boardman

    John Boardman

    John Boardman is a retired US diplomat who lives in St Petersburg, FL where he is a member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College. He served from 1970 to 2004 in Washington, South and East Asia, Central America, Africa and the US Mission to the United Nations. He was the Deputy Principle Officer at the US Interests Section in Havana Cuba from 1997 to 2000, a turbulent period as Castro’s Cuba struggled with the cut-off of Soviet economic support. After Cuba, Boardman was the Political Advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (He had been a Marine Intelligence Officer 1964 - 1970 with two tours in Southeast Asia.). His last position was Deputy Chief of Mission in Vietnam.

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