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Stephen Kinzer

October 19, Copley Square
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who, for more than two decades, covered 50+ countries on five continents for the New York Times, including Nicaragua, Turkey, and pre- and post-unification Germany. He is the author of several well-acclaimed books such as Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (co-authored with Stephen Schlesinger), Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds, and All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror. His latest, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control, was called a “fascinating history” by Publishers Weekly. Kinzer’s post–New York Times career included teaching journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and he writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe.