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Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation

April 29th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Business and Globalization, Civil Society, International Relations, Media, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, Europe, North Africa and Middle East, North America
Language: English
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Journalist/Commentator, Think tank/Research center
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America


schlesinger Stephen Schlesinger Stephen Schlesinger is an Adjunct Fellow at the Century Foundation. He is the former Director of the World Policy Institute at the New School from 1997-2006 and former publisher of the quarterly magazine, The World Policy Journal.

In the early 1970s, he edited and published The New Democrat Magazine. Thereafter he spent four years as a staff writer at Time Magazine. For twelve years, he served as a speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to New York State Governor Mario Cuomo. In the mid 1990s, he worked at the United Nations at Habitat, the agency dealing with global cities. He is the author of three books, including Act of Creation: The Founding of The United Nations for which he won the 2004 Harry S. Truman Book Award; Bitter Fruit: The Story of the U.S. Coup in Guatemala, cited as one of the New York Times’ “notable books” for 1982 which has sold over 100,000 copies; and The New Reformers. He is co-editor  of Journals 1952-2000 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

He is a specialist on the foreign policy of the Clinton and Bush Administrations. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers and on-line sites, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation Magazine, The New York Observer, and In 1978, he was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, Fox TV, NBC, NPR and other media outlets. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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