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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."

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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)

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

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

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

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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 Books

Stephen Kinzer Speaking Topics

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

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

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

FAQs on booking Stephen Kinzer

  • How to book Stephen Kinzer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stephen Kinzer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Stephen Kinzer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stephen Kinzer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stephen Kinzer?

    Booking fees for Stephen Kinzer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stephen Kinzer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stephen Kinzer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stephen Kinzer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stephen Kinzer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stephen Kinzer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stephen Kinzer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Stephen Kinzer Speaking Topics

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

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

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

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