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Peace plans, misinformation campaigns, and the state of foreign affairs: a talk with Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius

August 24, 2020

Peace plans, misinformation campaigns, and the state of foreign affairs: a talk with Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius

David Ignatious

Associate Editor & Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Washington Post

David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Foreign Affairs columnist for The Washington Post, knows what's happening in international affairs.

Election interference, international trade deals, peace plans...David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Foreign Affairs columnist for The Washington Post, has his finger on the pulse of all of the major moves being made within the international affairs community.


On this week's Walker Webcast, he and Willy dive into:

  • The two things people will need to do during the presidential election: have patience, and make sure that the information they're acting on is accurate
  • What should the top priority be for the next administration (either President Trump's second one, or Biden's)
  • A dissection of how the Israeli/UAE peace plan came to fruition
  • The current state of diplomacy and how each President has left a mark on foreign policy
  • ...and more.

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. With a $32B transaction volume in 2019, Walker & Dunlop is ranked top three with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.

David Ignatius joined The Post in 1986 as editor of its Sunday Outlook section. In 1990 he became foreign editor, and in 1993, assistant managing editor for business news. He began writing his column in 1998 and continued even during a three-year stint as executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Earlier in his career, Ignatius was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering at various times the steel industry, the Departments of State and Justice, the CIA, the Senate and the Middle East. Ignatius grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied political theory at Harvard College and economics at Kings College, Cambridge. He lives in Washington with his wife and has three daughters. Ignatius has written eleven novels, including Body of Lies, which director Ridley Scott adapted into a film. His latest novel, The Paladin, takes the reader on a thrill ride with the CIA, the FBI, and the ever-changing world of high tech and high finance.

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