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Garrett Graff

Director, Cyber Programs, Aspen Digital

Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished journalist and internationally bestselling historian, has spent nearly two decades covering politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain where we’ve been and where we’re headed. He is the founding director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program and a contributor to WIRED and CNN. He’s written for publications from Esquire and Rolling Stone to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and edited two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead to its first National Magazine Award, the field’s highest honor.


Graff is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestsellers Watergate: A New History and The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, as well The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and Raven Rock, about the government’s Cold War Doomsday plans. He is the co-author of Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battles Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat.


A regular voice and analyst on NPR, PBS NewsHour, the History Channel, and other outlets, he is also the host of “Long Shadow,” an eight-episode podcast series about the lingering questions of 9/11 and executive producer of “While the Rest of Us Die,” a VICE TV series based on his book Raven Rock, among other multimedia projects.

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