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Stephen Kinzer 
Stephen Kinzer

BESTSELLING FOREIGN POLICY JOURNALIST AND LONG-TIME CORRESPONDENT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, TO DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK “THE BROTHERS”

NYS Writers Institute, April 7, 2014
7:30 p.m. Discussion | Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus
[Note early start time]


EVENT DETAILS:

Stephen Kinzer, bestselling nonfiction author and long-time foreign correspondent for the New York Times, will discuss his new book, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War (2013), on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. [note early start time] in the Standish Room, Science Library, on the University at Albany uptown campus. Free and open to the public, the event is cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute; Women Against War; UAlbany’s History, Political Science, and Judaic Studies Departments, and Journalism Program; and UAlbany Peace Action.

PROFILE
The BrothersStephen Kinzer
is an award-winning foreign correspondent, formerly with the New York Times, and a bestselling author of books on American foreign policy in Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran. His newest book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War (2013), which recounts how the two powerful men helped to shape America’s zealously anti-Communist foreign policy in the 1950s.

The Washington Post reviewer called The Brothers, “a bracing, disturbing and serious study of the exercise of American global power,” and said, “Kinzer, a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, displays a commanding grasp of the vast documentary record, taking the reader deep inside the first decades of the Cold War. He brings a veteran journalist’s sense of character, moment and detail. And he writes with a cool and frequently elegant style.” The New York Times Book Review said, “Anyone wanting to know why the United States is hated across much of the world need look no farther than this book... The Brothers is a riveting chronicle of government-sanctioned murder, casual elimination of ‘inconvenient’ regimes, relentless prioritization of American corporate interests and cynical arrogance on the part of two men who were once among the most powerful in the world.”

The Brothers was named a “Best Book of the Year” by the Atlantic and Kirkus Reviews.

Kinzer’s other books include Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future (2010), A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It (2008), Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (2007), Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (2006), All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (2003), Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds (2001), and Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (1982).

Kinzer spent more than 20 years working as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He served as the Times bureau chief in Nicaragua during the 1980s, and in Germany during the early 1990s. In 1996 he became chief of the newly-opened Times bureau in Istanbul. Later he was appointed national culture correspondent of the Times, based in Chicago. Since leaving the Times, Kinzer has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern, Boston University, and Brown University. He contributes to the New York Review of Books and writes a world affairs column for the Guardian.

For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.