The 31st Camden Conference
New World Disorder and America’s Future
February 16, 17, 18, 2018
Natalie Nougayrède is a columnist, lead (editorial) writer and foreign affairs commentator for the British newspaper The Guardian.
Before joining The Guardian in 2014, she served as executive editor and managing editor of France’s Le Monde, the first woman to lead the paper since its founding in 1944. Ms. Nougayrède promoted digital and editorial transformation for the publication, focusing particularly on investigative journalism, original content, and the consolidation of Le Monde’s standing as the largest information website in France.
Ms. Nougayrède graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Strasbourg, then completed her education in Paris at the Centre de Formation des Journalistes.
In 1991 she began reporting for various French media outlets, covering events in Eastern Europe following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993. She joined Le Monde as foreign and diplomatic correspondent in 1997 and later became Moscow bureau chief.
She has been honored with two major French journalism prizes, the Prix de la Presse Diplomatique (2004) and the Albert Londres award (2005), both for her coverage of the Chechen conflict and the attack on the school in Beslan, Russia. She has contributed to books on Vladimir Putin’s Russia and on Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. She has a special interest in security issues and human rights.
In 2016-2017 she is a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. She is on the advisory committee of the Primo Levi Center in Paris, an organization that helps refugees who have been victims of torture.
The 2018 Camden Conference explored shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. Our speakers addressed the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats such as climate change, population growth, and cyber insecurity. How can the United States remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet dangerous challenges from unstable countries? What role in the world do Americans want for their country?