Interference by the Russian government in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has generated enormous discussion, outrage, and concern about future elections. In this program award-winning journalist, author, and scholar Stephen Kinzer will draw upon his own research to discuss the history of attempts to subvert the elections and electoral outcomes in other countries and resources that provide information about these attempts.
Stephen Kinzer worked for the New York Times for more than twenty years, mostly as a foreign correspondent. He has published numerous books, including Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (with Stephen Schlesinger, 1982), All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (2003), Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (2006), and most recently The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire (2017). He has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He is now 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.
ALA Unit/Subunit: SRRT
Meeting Type: Chair's Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.