American keynote speaker:
Elisabeth Bumiller is the bureau chief at the New York Times’ Washington D.C. office. She manages the daily operations in D.C. and oversees all of The Times’ news from Washington D.C.
At The Times, Elisabeth Bumiller has covered the Pentagon, John McCain’s campaign in ’08, and served as The Times’ White House correspondent from 2001-2006.
Bumiller is the author of three books: “Condoleezza Rice: An American Life”; “May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India”; and “The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family.”
Bumiller was born in Aalborg, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned her journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the School of Journalism at Columbia University. Bumiller lives in the Washington area with her husband, Steven R. Weisman, and their two adult children, Madeline and Teddy.