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Stephen Kinzer

Award-winning Correspondent / Author

Award-winning Correspondent / Author

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Stephen Kinzer Biography

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led The Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling."

Kinzer's most recent book is A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa called it "a fascinating account of a near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes."

In 2006 Kinzer published Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. It recounts the 14 times the United States has overthrown foreign governments. Kinzer seeks to explain why these interventions were carried out and what their long-term effects have been. He is also the author of All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror. It tells how the CIA overthrew Iran's nationalist government in 1953.

Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for The New York Times, mostly as a foreign correspondent. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire. While covering world events, he has been shot at, jailed, beaten by police, tear-gassed, and bombed from the air.

From 1983 to 1989, Kinzer was The New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua. In that post he covered war and upheaval in Central America. He also wrote two books about the region. One of them, co-authored with Stephen Schlesinger, is Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. The other, Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, is a social and political portrait The New Yorker called "impressive for the refinement of its writing and also the breadth of its subject matter." Columbia University awarded Kinzer its Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding coverage of Latin America.

From 1990 to 1996 Kinzer was posted in Germany. He was chief of The New York Times bureau in Bonn, and after German unification became chief of the Berlin bureau. From there he covered the emergence of post-Communist Europe, including wars in the former Yugoslavia.

In 1996 Kinzer was named chief of the newly opened New York Times bureau in Istanbul, Turkey. He spent four years there, traveling widely in Turkey and in the new nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. After completing this assignment, Kinzer published Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds.

Before joining The New York Times, Kinzer was a Latin America correspondent for The Boston Globe. He was also a newspaper columnist and a state government official in Massachusetts.

Kinzer studied history at Boston University and graduated with high honors. He now teaches journalism and political science at Northwestern University, contributes articles to the New York Review of Books and other periodicals, and writes a world affairs column for The Guardian.

In 2009, Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, awarded Kinzer an honorary doctorate. The citation said that "those of us who have had the pleasure of hearing his lectures or talking to him informally will probably never see the world in the same way again."

Stephen Kinzer Speaking Topics

  • America's Century of Regime Change: What Has It Brought Us?

  • Turkey Between Two Worlds: Is the World Ready for Islamic Democracy?

  • Iran: America's Next Target, Or a Potential Ally?

Stephen Kinzer Videos

Stephen Kinzer Books

  • The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
    The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
  • Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future
    Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future
  • Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
    Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
  • A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It
    A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It
  • All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
    All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
  • Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies)
    Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies)

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Stephen Kinzer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as America's Century of Regime Change: What Has It Brought Us?, Turkey Between Two Worlds: Is the World Ready for Islamic Democracy? and Iran: America's Next Target, Or a Potential Ally?. The estimated speaking fee range to book Stephen Kinzer for your event is available upon request. Stephen Kinzer generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert D. Kaplan, Rami George Khouri, Seymour Hersh, Chris Hedges and Daniel Altman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stephen Kinzer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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