Stephen Kinzer

STEPHEN KINZER

Stephen Kinzer is a visiting professor of international relations in Boston University. Kinzer holds a BA degree from Boston University which he received in 1973. 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 call him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. 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. In 1996, Kinzer was named chief of 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. Kinzer contributes articles to the New York Review of Books and other periodicals, and writes a world affairs column for The Guardian.