Archived Audio/Visual 2011 and prior


Interview with Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now” (video)

June 14, 2010

Iran, Turkey and the U.S.: Power Triangle of the 21st Century

Chicago Amplified – WBEZ Chicago (audio link)

Prolific author, former New York Times bureau chief and correspondent and Northwestern University lecturer Stephen Kinzer speaks on ?Iran Turkey and the U.S.: Power Triangle of the 21st Century.? He discusses this new “power triangle” and explains how it could help calm crises from Palestine to Iraq to Afghanistan–if only the US would break out of what he calls “the prison of old policies, assumptions and alliances.”
Recorded Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Film Row Cinema, Chicago

Protests In Iran Mark 31 Years Since Revolution

The Takeaway – February 11, 2010 (audio link)

Public Radio Forum on Iran

Broadcast Sept. 28, 2009 on KQED, San Francisco
Discussion about US-Iran relations after news of new advances in the Iranian nuclear program; other guests are Dr. Abbas Milani of Stanford University and Tom Graham, former director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Persian Version

Un-“threat”-ing Iran: · 2008
An Interview With Stephen Kinzer

Panel discussion on Iran with Reese Ehrlich and Barbara Slavin

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco · 2008

Panel discussion about Iran

National Cathedral in Washington · 2007

Interview with Amy Goodman about Iran

audio/video/transcribed · 2008 · alternative link


Concord, New Hampshipre · 2008
Speech about possible US intervention in Iran

The Folly of Attacking Iran: Lessons from History · 2008

U.S. Foreign Policy & Egypt
We get the latest, and go to the huge foreign policy implications for the United States.

Other guests: Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist; Susan Glasser, editor of Foreign Policy; Nicholas Burns, former Undersecretary of State. On Point – NPR, February 3, 2011 (Audio)

US Intervention

Where America Stands on Democracy in the Middle East

The Takeaway (NPR) – February 1, 2011 (Audio)


For several months last year, hundreds of students at the
City Colleges of Chicago studied Stephen Kinzer’s “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq.” Their discussions, in classrooms and at a specially convened assembly, plus documentary footage from US interventions and interviews with Kinzer, were combined into a four-part television series broadcast on a Chicago public television station, WYCC, in January. A DVD of the series, two hours in total, is available at:

Democracy Now: How to Overthrow a Government

video and transcribed

Interview with Amy Goodman on publication of “Overthrow”

Democracy Now · 2006

Interview about “regime change” operations
with Lawrence Velvel…
Part 1 · Part 2

Video · 2007

Rwanda & A Thousand Hills

Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as a Regional Power

Martin Savidge hosts journalist and author Stephen Kinzer and human rights activist
Noel Twagiramungu (audio link)

Rwanda’s President Teleconferences with BU Seminar

Stephen Kinzer’s class questions Paul Kagame, in real time.

Appearances on C-Span and Chicago Public Radio discussing A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It.

C-Span, BookTV, August 7 2008 (link)
Chicago Public Radio, WorldView, August 8 2008 (link)


Facing Disaster In The Middle East

Lecture at the London School of Economics – January 10, 2011
PodcastDirect Link(MP3)

New Twelve-Minute Video by Brave New Film

Afghanistan + More Troops = Catastrophe • (link)

Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future

Speech to SETA Foundation, Washington, DC

June 11, 2010 (video)

Speech to the World Affairs Council of Northern California

June 18, 2010 (audio)

Interview with “The Young Turks”

June 22, 2010 (video)

The Week In Green

Interview With Hamid Dabashi – June 30, 2010 (video)


Now that the Egyptian protests have toppled Hosni Mubarak, will the rest of the Arab world follow suit?

Interview on The Takeaway (NPR), Feb. 14, 2011 (Audio)

“Start the Week”

With former Home Secretary Charles Clarke, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, and economist Dambisa Moyo, author of “Dead Aid” and “How the West Was Lost” (Audio Link)
BBC Radio – January 10, 2011

Interview with Sir David Frost

Al-Jazeera – January 14, 2011 (Video)

Speech to International Peace Institute

Sept. 29, 2010

Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan – August 12, 2010

Stephen Kinzer Fala Das Antigas Relações Entre Irã e EUA

Globo Television News (Brazil) – August 31, 2010

Honorary doctorate from University of Scranton

Sands of Time – WOMR (Provincetown, Mass.) – August 20, 2010 (link)

Stephen Kinzer is a journalist of a certain cheeky fearlessnes and exquisite timing. In his new book he’s ahead of the game again. (link)

Open Source with Christopher Lydon (audio) — June 11, 2010

Kinzer Featured in New Documentary

An evocative new film, The Desert of Forbidden Art, about a treasure trove of art gathered at a
museum in the Central Asian steppe, features commentary by Stephen Kinzer.

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