Stephen Kinzer is an American author and former newspaper reporter who is both an international relations and journalism professor at Boston University. He is a veteran ‘The New York Times’ correspondent who has reported from more than fifty countries on four continents. During the 1980s he covered revolution and social upheaval in Central America. In 1990, he was promoted to bureau chief of the Berlin bureau and covered the growth of Eastern and Central Europe as they emerged from Soviet rule. He has also written several non-fiction books about Turkey, Central America, Iran, and most recently about the U.S. overthrow of foreign governments from late 19th and 20th century to present. Kinzer is currently a New York Times correspondent based in Chicago.