Portsmouth Speaker Series: Birth of Empire

  • Sunday, May 07, 2017
  • 12:30 PM
  • Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801


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World Affairs at the Library

The Birth of American Empire with author Stephen Kinzer

Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 PM 

(Library opens at noon for program attendees)

Levenson Room, Portsmouth Public Library

Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested online or call 603.314.7970; Books for sale following program

This program is co-sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library.



Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University's Watson Institute, Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent whose articles and books have led the Washington Post to place 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. He was the Times bureau chief in Nicaragua during the 1980s, and in Germany during the early 1990s. In 1996 he was named chief of the newly opened Times bureau in Istanbul. Later he was appointed national culture correspondent, based in Chicago.

Since leaving the Times, Kinzer has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He has written books about Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran, as well as others that trace the history of American foreign policy. He writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe.

His brand new book is The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American EmpireHe was recently interviewed about this book and more on NPR's Fresh Air.


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