March 25, Friday - The Manila Times (Philippines) columnist Kul Chandra Gautam, former assistant UN secretary general and former deputy executive director of UNICEF, quoted from my Passblue piece “Where is Guterres?”
March 24, Thursday - Matthew Kassel of The Jewish Insider quoted my thoughts for publication about the legacy of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who died today.
March 23, Wednesday - Spoke via Zoom on Foreign Press Association morning panel examining the record of UN Secretary Guterres and the UN in the Ukraine crisis. Other panelists were David Smith and Mark Seddon. Panel was moderated by Ian Williams.
March 21, Monday - Agence France Press’s article about Guterres’s absence from the Ukrainian crisis incudes quotes from my piece in PassBlue “Where is Guterres?” appeared in the following European newspapers: TV5Monde (France), L’Obs (France), El Potosi (Spain), La Nouvelle Tribune (Spain), Swiss Info.ch (Switzerland), and Dinheiro (Portugal).
March 15, Tuesday - My piece for PassBlue.com entitled “Where is the UN’s Guterres?” about the mixed record of UN Secretary General Guterres in handling the Russian attack on Ukraine.
March 10, Thursday - Interviewed for documentary on the actor Charlton Heston’s transition from liberal activist to conservative promoter of groups like the NRA and other right-wing causes. It is entitled “A Measure of A Giant”, produced by ITV France and filmed for Arte TV Channel, a joint French-German venture. Interviewer was Maud Guillaumin.
March 3, Thursday - Answered query from Nick Goldberg, Associate Editor and Op-Ed Columnist for the LA Times on whether the UN had the power to kick Russia off the Security Council and out of the UN.
Feb 24, Thursday - My book, Act of Creation, cited by MCNBC correspondent Hays Brown in his piece on MSNBC.com entitled “Wily Ukraine Thinks Russia Doesn’t Belong at the UN.”
Feb 24, Thursday - Taped interview with the UN-oriented Global Connections TV network, Bill Miller, host, on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the status of UN Secretary-General Guterres, why the UN is indispensable to global peace and the future of the organization.
Feb 22, Tuesday - My piece on the PassBlue website entitled “Putin Wants to Reunite Ukraine With Russia As He Faces Mortality.”
Feb 5, Saturday - Quoted in on-line piece by CBS UN correspondent entitled "Picasso's Anti-War Tapestry Guernica Returns to the UN."
Jan 30, Sunday - Received original photos of my meetings with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on January 14, 2004 (when we talked about my UN book, Act of Creation), and also on October 11, 2006 when I delivered a lecture on the book to the UN Secretariat.
Jan 25, Tuesday - My piece on the Passblue website entitled "Biden's First Year at The United Nations".
Jan 13, Thursday - My speech to the United Nations Association of San Francisco from last year is now streaming on the UNA SF You Tube Channel.
Dec 9, Thursday - Annual meeting of International Peace Institute advisory board, where I have been a long-time member.
Dec 2, Thursday - The London Review of Books published a review of the Mario Vargas Llosa novel, Harsh Times, where the reviewer, Rachel Nolan, suggests that much of the book is based upon the "classic" account of the Guatemalan coup, Bitter Fruit, written by myself and Stephen Kinzer.
Nov 24, Wednesday - The New Yorker published a book review by Jonathan Blitzer of the new novel, Harsh Times, by Mario Vargas Llosa, the Nobel Prize winner in Literature, which focuses on the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala and its aftermath. The reviewer points out that the novel is based, in part, on the book which Stephen Kinzer and I wrote some 40 years ago, Bitter Fruit.
Nov 17, Wednesday - Received just released coffee-table book for which I wrote the introduction celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN's founding and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the New York State United Nations Development Corporation. The book is entitled "A Home To The World: The United Nations and New York City."
Nov 2, Tuesday - Interviewed by Marc Parry, a journalist formerly with The Chronicle of Higher Education, about my father's 1949 essay in The Partisan Review (wherein he repudiates US historians arguing that slavery was not the cause of the Civil War) as well as father's general views about on America's reckoning with slavery.
Oct 29, Friday - Interviewed by Alexis Coe, a presidential historian, for a book she is doing about President John Kennedy's youth. Among matters discussed were JFK's Profiles in Courage and Why England Slept, mother's papers, father's relationship with Ted Sorensen, JFK's attitude toward women, my own encounters with JFK, Ian Hamilton and Frederick Logevill's books on JFK, etc.
Oct 26, Thursday - My comments in today's Washington Post piece by Brady Dennis on UN Secretary-General Guterres' intense campaign for climate change at the upcoming Glasgow Conference in Scotland.
Oct 10, Sunday - Bruce Springsteen collaborator and rock musician Steve Van Zandt released a memoir this year, "Unrequited Infatuations" in which he recounts how my book, which I coauthored with Stephen Kinzer, Bitter Fruit, angered him about US foreign policy toward Central America, inspiring him to write his song, "Bitter Fruit."
Sept 20, Monday - Interview request from BBC on Biden's upcoming UN speech, which I turned down due to illness.
Sept 18, Sat - Interview request from CBS Pam Falk concerning Brazilian President Bosorlono's decision not to be vacccinated.
Sept 15, Wed - Interviewed by John Hirsch of Foreign Policy Magazine on my expectations for Biden's upcoming speech at the UN, for Hirsch's article entitled "Biden, A Life Long UN Advocate, needs the Institution More Than Ever."
Sept 9, Thursday - My website, stephenschlesinger.com, is now officially being shared on the site, WordsPress.org
Sept 1, Wed - Discussant on Zoom panel reviewing the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, hosted by former Newsweek editor David Alpern and sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library in Southhampton, New York.
July 29, Sunday - My interview with the UN-oriented Global Connections TV network, hosted by Bill Miller and taped last Nov 30, 2020, with a world-wide audience, shown on the NYC cable station 74 today at noon.
July 20, Tuesday - My letter to the New York Times is published under the title "Predictable Justices" in which I point out that the six conservative justices on the court are guaranteed to strike down any legal disputes over union rights, voting rights, class action lawsuits and campaign financing laws.
July 15, Thursday - Interviewed by Washington Post environmental reporter, Dennis Brady, on UN Secretary-General Guterres's fitness as a leader as he enters his second term and his role in the upcoming Glascow Climate Change conference in Scotland.
July 14, Wednesday - Quoted in PassBlue piece by Barbara Crossette under the title of "The Public Relations Industry Grabs a Foothold in the UN" where I decried the use of outside PR firms by UN agencies to communicate with the media.
June 26, Saturday - Zoom UN Charter Day, sponsored by the UN Association of the USA, San Francisco Chapter, panelist along with Yale Professor Paul Kennedy, author of The Parliament of Man, and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987), speaking about the birth of the UN.
April 28, Wednesday - Three hour interview for six-hour documentary on President Kennedy’s legacy by Ashton Gleckman, Blackbird Pictures, Indianapolis, Indiana, narrated by Peter Coyote, for release in the fall of 2022 by Netlfix or HBO. [[email protected]gmail.com]
April 26, Monday - I signed a letter sponsored by the organization, Protect Democracy, urging a reform of the Senate filibuster. Among other signers were Norman Ornstein, Ron Chernow, David Kennedy, Fred Logevall, Jill Lepore and David Levering Lewis.
March 18, Thursday - Speaker at Horasis Extraordinary Meeting 2021 on virtual panel entitled “Trust Disrupted: America’s Next Revolution.”
March 14, Sunday - Request from writer Halli Lorenzato (@gmail.com, Cell: 323-333-7788) to obtain an option on Act of Creation for a possible limited TV series. Sterling Lord Literistic agent Jessica Friedman (415-272-4980) signs “shopping agreement” deal for length of 9 months after which a provision for a year’s extension can be negotiated with Lorenzato for an option fee.
Feb 25, Thursday - Interview with CBS News seeking my opinion on the removal of the Guernica tapestry, which hung outside the UN Security Council meeting hall, by the Rockefeller family which had originally commissioned it. It is based on Picasso’s famous 1937 oil painting “Guernica” that displays the bloody images and deaths caused by Nazi air attacks on that Spanish city during the Spanish Civil War (and is now housed in a Madrid Museum).
Feb 25, Thursday - Buzzlearn.com, a site that informs the public about the private lives of celebrities, listed me as a “famous writer” and estimated my net worth as between $1-4 million.
February 16, Tuesday - My letter to the NY Times published responding to a column by Michele Goldberg. I cite the theory of my father and grandfather about the 30 year cycles of American history that alternate between public purpose and private interest.
Feb 14, Sunday - NY Times prints a correction item explaining that it mislabeled me as being from Toledo, Ohio rather than New York in the Jan 31st edition of the New York Times Book Review Letters page.
Feb 11, Thursday - Taught two-hour class on UN’s founding with Derek Shearer’s students at Occidental College, California.
Jan 31, Sunday - My letter to the NY Times Sunday Book Review pointing out that, contrary to the assertion of a book reviewer, JFK would have won the presidency even if he had lost Illinois. (Later Sen Sherrod Brown of Ohio wrote me a note congratulating me on my letter.)
Jan 28, Thursday - Quoted in Business Wire piece entitled “UN Chief is Absent on Covid, says AHF”, recycling my comments come from my Pass-Blue interview about Guterres, Dec. 14, 2020. AHF is the largest global AIDS organization. Business Wire, a Berkshire-Hathaway firm founded in 1961, is a source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news via its multi-patented NX Network.
Jan 12, Tuesday - New York Times runs an account of a letter signed by over 300 historians, including myself, calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Jan 12, Tuesday - Interviewed for podcast entitled “High School History Recap” hosted by a South African teacher, Colin du Plessis ([email protected]). I discussed the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala. The podcast will circulate to his students and presumably to other schools in Africa.
Jan 11, Monday - In a piece in Politico, Jesus Rodriguez profiles our new Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, by assessing his writing for The Harvard Crimson as a student, citing how he “engaged with the ideas of influential thinkers of the time, including the philosopher Hannah Arendt, diplomats Adlai Stevenson and Jean-Christophe Oberg, and historians Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer.” This is in reference to Blinken’s review of my book, Bitter Fruit, in the Harvard Crimson May 4, 1982.
Jan 8, Friday - Bodlein Library of Oxford University formally asked if I might send any and all materials related to my involvement with the United Nations - for example, letters, statements, books, essays, diary excerpts, memoirs and reports - for its UN Career Records Project collection, assembled under the sponsorship of the British Association of Former UN Civil Servants.
Jan 4, Monday - Re-publication on website PassBlue of my essay on Sir Brian Urquhart’s extraordinary career at the United Nations on the occasion of his death on January 2, 2021.
Dec 21, Monday - My news item on the media attention paid to my UN book on the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary published in the “Classes” section of Harvard Magazine, January-February, 2021.
Dec 16, Wed - My article published on PassBlue website entitled, “How Far Will Biden Go With the UN?”. Later picked up by Foreign Policy Magazine’s correspondent Colum Lynch and by the UN Times.
Dec 14, Monday - Interview with Barbara Crossette with my views on the four years of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ term in office published on the PassBlue website, entitled “He is Who He is: 4 Experts Assess the Record of the UN’s Antonio Guterres.”.
Dec 3, Thursday - Phone call interview with Melania Dadourian from Fox News requesting my participation in a documentary on the United Nations.
Dec 1, Tuesday - Bill Scher sent me a podcast entitled “When America Worked” on the story of how US Secretary of State Edward Stettinius helped create the UN at the 1945 San Francisco Conference, citing “Act of Creation” as one of his primary sources. Bill Scher is an American pundit and political analyst. He is a Contributing Editor to POLITICO Magazine, and a contributor to RealClearPolitics.
Nov 30, Monday - Taped ZOOM interview for the Bill Miller Connections GCTV show on Biden’s likely policies toward the United Nations. Shown on Channel 228 and on Channel 74, local NYC cable access, on Sunday and Monday nights.
Nov 20, Tuesday - Interviewed by Pam Falk of CBS News for on-line piece entitled “Will Biden Tap a UN Ambassador to ‘Reclaim America’s leading Position’?” on what the next US envoy to the UN should be doing to represent US interests in the organization.
Nov 16, Monday - Interviewed on TrucePodcast, a liberal Christian-oriented broadcast hosted by Chris Staron, on the entanglement of Communism and Christianity in the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala.
October 29, Thursday - Speaker at a discussion of upcoming presidential election at the Southhampton Library via Zoom with host David Alpern, former Newsweek editor.
Oct 26, Monday - Quoted in PassBlue piece by Stephanie Fillion “Who Could be the 194th UN Member State?”
Oct 22, Thursday - Three hour interview with Libby Handros and John Kirby for documentary series on the assassinations of JFK, RFK, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, commenting on the impact of those four murders on American society, entitled “Four Died Trying”.
Oct 17, Saturday - Quoted about UN in Op-Ed in the Jakarta Post (Indonesia) by former Indonesia diplomat Dian Wirengjurit entitled: “The UN Secretary-General: A Hypermarket CEO.” Same Op-Ed also published by The Star newspaper on October 25.
Oct 11, Saturday - Interviewed by Alan Bulkaty, the New York Bureau chief and UN correspondent for RIA Novosti in Russia about examples of confrontational showdowns in UN history.
Oct 11, Saturday - One of the speakers at the virtual Zoom Memorial Service organized by Steve Clemons for former World Policy Institute Director and former World Policy Journal editor Sherle Schwenninger on the occasion of his sudden death by heart attack at age 69.
Oct 8, Thursday - Quoted in Brian Gruber’s new book, Surmountable, on the survival of democracy around the world.
Oct 7, Wednesday - My article entitled “Four Reasons Why The United Nations Has Survived For 75 Years” published on the Century Foundation website. [2020 Summary of Media Events related to “Act of Creation” -- My book on the founding of the United Nations, "Act of Creation", published some 17 years ago, received new attention in 2020 on the occasion of the organization's 75th anniversary: I was interviewed about the UN establishment by the Economist Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy Magazine, a Japanese newspaper, Mainichi, CBS radio and South Korean radio, as well as appearing on the China Global Television Network and Al Jazeera.]
Sept 27, Sunday - Quoted in China Global Television Network documentary on the UN’s 75th, released under the title, “The UN 75 Years On”.
Sept 22, Tuesday - Commentator on Al Jazeera TV broadcast via Skype on speech by the leader of Egypt, General Sisi, at the United Nations General Assembly and on the future prospects of the UN. Paid $500.
Sept 21, Monday - Quoted several times by Michael Hirsch diplomatic correspondent of Foreign Policy Magazine via a phone interview on what the UN means today from “the 30,000 feet perspective” over the last 75 years. Published Sept 22 under the headline “Much Maligned, but Still Necessary: The UN At 75.”
Sept 18, Friday - My comments on the UN’s 75th anniversary and this year’s Virtual General Assembly published by Christian Science Monitor under the headline “The UN at 75: Indispensable or Irrelevant?”; the Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi, under the headline “Limits to UN Secretary General’s Power Evident This Year”; and by CBS News correspondent Pam Falk, under the headline “Trump and Other World Leaders Won’t Attend UN General Assembly In Person This Year.”
Sept 17, Thursday - Keynote speaker at the UN75 Global Governance Virtual Forum (four days before advent of UN’s 75th anniversary week at the UN General Assembly). There were 3,600 registered participants from 143 countries on the UN75 Zoom transmission.
Sept 16, Wed - My letter to the NY Times on the Jill Lepore’s New Yorker piece (now released as part of a new book, “If Then: How The Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future”), was quoted in review of book in Digital Trends by Jenny McGrath.
Sept 10, Thursday - Taped interview with China Global TV Network discussing aspects of the UN’s bloated bureaucracy and its non-dues paying member states for a documentary on the UN’s 75th anniversary (see Sept 27, 2020).
Aug 31, Monday - My letter published in The New Yorker where I criticized Jill Lepore’s piece suggesting father was responsible for bringing Simulmatics (an election computer operation) into JFK’s 1960 campaign.
Aug 21, Friday - Phone interview with the Diplomatic correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, Howard LaFranachi, on the status of the UN on its 75th anniversary (see publication, September 18, 2020).
Aug 10, Monday - Emailed answers to the Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi Newspapers, as its UN correspondent, Lenka White, asked about my views on the relationship between the UN Secretary-General and the UN Security Council (see publication, September 18, 2020).
Aug 2, Sunday – Quoted in Barbara Crossette’s piece in PassBlue on India’s role in the UN Security Council.
Summer 2020 - Excerpts from my introduction to John Kennedy’s “Why England Slept” quoted in new book, “JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956”, by Harvard Professor Fredrik Logevall
July 5, Sunday - Interview with English-language South Korean radio station FM 90.5 (Busan English Broadcasting) on the UN’s 75th anniversary.
July 1, Wed - Phone interview with columnist David Shribman, former editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the UN’s 75th anniversary.
June 20, Sat - The Economist Magazine published a ten-page report on the UN for its 75th anniversary in this week’s edition (June 20-26, 2020) entitled “The New World Disorder: UNhappy birthday”. The magazine’s diplomatic reporter, Daniel Franklin, interviewed me extensively for the piece (on March 4), briefly quoting me, and also said he depended heavily on my UN book for background information.
June 16, Tuesday - The Washington Post published an account of the letter signed by 102 progressives, including myself, urging that Joe Biden pick Elizabeth Warren as his VP selection.
June 4, Thursday - Interviewed by Kacie Candela for a PassBlue podcast called Un-Scripted on my top four choices for major UN actions over the past 75 years – Korean War; Suez Crisis; Cuban Missile Crisis; first Gulf War. It will be broadcast on Jun 26, 2020 marking the UN San Francisco meeting’s 75th anniversary.
May 29, Friday - Interviewed by phone by Emily Kaplan for her article for New York Magazine on the saga of an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who died of the Coronavirus in NYC for background information on America’s role in the 1954 coup that overthrew a democratic Guatemalan government and led to a brutal 20 year civil war.
May 21, Thursday - Interviewed by email by Matthew Kassell, of the website Jewish Insider, about Biden and the United Nations.
April 11, Saturday - Submitted commentary for book to be published by the UN Development Corporation of New York State celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN’s founding (and its placement in NYC), and the 50th anniversary of the UNDC.
April 7, Tuesday - Quoted in PassBlue piece on China’s role as President of the UN Security Council during the Coronavirus crisis, by reporter Stephanie Fillion.
April 6, Monday - Speaker at the annual Model UN Conference [POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]
April 5, Sunday - My letter to the Sunday NY Times Book Review complimenting Adam Hochschild over his love of the “Freddy the Pig” books is published.
Friday April 3 - Speaker at Bard University Forum on Russia-US relations and the founding of the United Nations [POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]
March 30 - Speaker at the annual Model UN Conference [POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]
March 5 - Interviewed for one hour and one-half by Shane Snow and his wife, Sylvia, for multi-series articles on the Guatemalan coup for three possibilities: a website; a possible GQ Magazine article; and a possible TV mini-series.
March 4 - Interviewed by Daniel Franklin of the Economist Magazine for a special issue on global governance.
Feb 24 - Dmitry Fedorov, one of the organizers of the Yalta Conference, agrees to translate my UN book “Act of Creation” into Russian for publication in that country.
Feb 13 - 14 - Speaker at Russian-organized meeting in Yalta, Crimea, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1945 Yalta Conference, discussing the conference’s role in establishing the United Nations.
Feb 7, Friday - Interviewed by Ash Louis and his brother Joshua about my encounter with the late American publicist Edward Bernays for a screenplay about his life.
Feb 6, Thursday - Consulted with Robert Cole, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the United Nations Development Corporation (UNDC) of NY State to discuss my possible collaboration on a coffee table book commemorating the UN’s 75th anniversary and the UNDC’s 50th anniversary. Later interviewed by email by John DeSilva of Provincetown Arts Magazine about the late architect Charles Jencks whom I knew in the 1960s during our family’s Wellfleet summers.
January 30, Thursday - Moderator of Foreign Policy Association panel on the American presidency. Speakers include: journalist and presidential historian Jonathan Alter, and constitutional scholars Akhil Reed Amar (Yale) and Philip Bobbitt (Columbia Law School).
January 22, Wed - Commentator on proposed book, “The Third United Nations”, written by Tatianna Carayannis and Tom Weiss, at round-table held at Social Science Research Center in Brooklyn.
Jan 13, Monday - Gave authorization to biographer John Farrell (author of books about Tip O’Neill and Clarence Darrow) to gain access to father’s oral history of Ted Kennedy (about whom he is writing a biography), which is currently held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
January 6, Monday - Interview with Who’s Who in America for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement award (only 5% of Who’s Who entries receive this honor) which gives me special listing on Who’s Who new website, including a narrative of my life and appearances in prominent search engines. Cost to me: $689. Good publicity but, in reality, few people today consult Who’s Who.
Dec 16 - Washington Post story on the petition I signed with some 750 (later over 2000) other American historians in favor of the impeachment of Donald Trump.
Dec 12 - Confirmed quotes with PBS UN correspondent Linda Fasulo for the fourth edition of her book, “An Insider’s Guide to the UN”; quoted in CBS News Stock Daily Dish on Trump’s cutbacks on UN contributions to UN’s annual budget.
Dec 4 - Attended first meeting at the International Peace Institute as member of its International Advisory Council.
Nov 2 - Publication of my book review of William Vanden Heuvel’s memoir, Hope and History, on the website PassBlue, which covers the UN.
Oct 15 - Live interview about 2019 UN dues arrears with Canadian TV Newschannel, 24 hours all-news network.
Oct 17 & Nov 1 - Requests from Cable TV Show, Patriot Act with Haasan Minhaj, for information on the size of the arable land holdings and other assets of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala in 1954.
Aug 28 - Taping at the UN with GCTV, Global Connections, with interviewer Bill Miller, where I spoke primarily about the durability of the UN in the Trump era.
Aug 5 - Lecture on the UN at the University of the Underground delivered in the former headquarters of the 60s group Yippies in Greenwich Village.
July 22 - Did filmed interview for Guatemalan documentary titled “1954”, produced and directed by Ben Tumin.
June 3 - Interview by Shane Snow of Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) and Wired magazines on the CIA’s clandestine radio operations during the 1954 US coup in Guatemala.
May 8 - My PassBlue on-line piece celebrating Sir Brain Urquhart’s 100th birthday – “Happy 100th Birthday, Sir Brian Urquhart, Heart of the UN.”
April 12 - Interview by Brian Gruber for book on protest movements in the USA
March 26 - My speech to the 2018 national Model UN convention for students world-wide
March 22 - My PassBlue on-line piece on how Trump disdains the United Nations by not filling US UN envoy’s job for over six months (originally accepted by USA Today but cancelled through misunderstanding)
March 4 - Participant in off the record luncheon of 8 invited journalists with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterrez
Feb 12 - Interviewed by ZDF Public Television (Germany) for documentary on code-breaking during the Cold War – specifically in reference to the revelations about US code-breaking at the 1945 San Francisco UN Conference as detailed in “Act of Creation.”
Feb 1 - Quoted in a PassBlue on-line piece by Dulcie Leimbach on the failure of the Trump Administration to fill the position of US Envoy to the UN for over four months.
Jan 4 - Quoted by Aime Williams, of the Financial Times, from interview on December 18, 2018, about the appointment of Heather Nauert as the new US envoy to the UN.
Jan 3 - Taping with GCTV, Global Connections, interview with Bill Miller, on the state of the UN at the beginning of 2019. Shown on Channel 228 in early February and on Channel 74, local NYC cable access, on Sunday and Monday nights.
Dec 10 - Quoted in on-line piece by Nation Magazine correspondent Barbara Crossette, “Trump’s New Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign-Policy Credentials”
Dec 7 - Quoted in on-line piece by CBS correspondent, Grace Segers, on the appointment of Heather Nauert as the new US ambassador to the UN.
Oct 23 - Keynote speaker on UN Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Oct 16 - Quoted in on-line FITSNEWS piece on Nikki Haley’s departure from UN entitled “Nikki Haley and Occam’s Razor (Again).”
Oct 12 - Press TV asked me to participate in a debate over US Syrian policy. I declined.
Oct 9 - Kinzer and I signed six-month option deal for “Bitter Fruit” with Sam Frohman Productions but Frohman dropped option in June 2019.
Oct 2 - Quoted in CBS.com piece by UN Correspondent Pamela Falk on new Trump policy barring all unmarried same-sex couples working at the UN from obtaining US visas.
Sept 20 - Turned down Press TV debate appearance for its afternoon program because I was attending the Kofi Annan Memorial Service at UN General Assembly. -
Sept 7 - Press TV asked me to participate in a debate over US Syrian policy. I declined.
Aug 25 - My Facebook tribute to Kofi Annan cited in a US World Report radio program, WLEA 1480am, in NYC.
Aug 18 - Interview with Javier Mendez of the leading Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, about Kofi Annan’s legacy following his death on Aug 17th.
July 30 - Invited by Russia TV’s Crosstalk for program on American exceptionalism. I did not reply.
July 21 - A passage in “Act of Creation” cited in piece published by POLITICO.com entitled “Republicans Have an Alger Hiss Problem Named Mariia” by historian Bill Scher about the disclosure of a Russian agent named Mariia Butina infiltrating conservative Republican ranks.
July 18 - Turned down Russia TV’s “Crosstalk” to discuss US-Russian relations.
June 25 - Turned down Russia TV’s “Crosstalk” to discuss the Mueller Russia investigation.
June 23 - Spoke at Memorial Service for Verne Newton held at the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York
June 13 - Turned down invitation to appear on Russia TV’s “Crosstalk” to discuss Trump’s foreign policy.
June 4 - Interview with Turkish TV network TRTWORLD via Skype on UN reform.
May 30 - Broadcast of a radio documentary by BBC World Service Radio network, on RFK, entitled “The Day Hope Died”, produced by Made in Manchester Productions, in which I am interviewed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxgbd
April 24 - Speaker at New School ceremony celebrating the merger of PassBlue with the university’s International Division housed in the Milano School.
April 20 - Quoted in piece on Nikki Haley on Mic.com website
April 19 - Quoted in piece on Nikki Haley on Bustle.com website
April 17 - Turned down Crosstalk program on Russia TV to discuss whether Trump has changed the foreign policy agenda he promoted during his 2016 presidential campaign.
April 10 - Interview with the Australian Financial Review about UN US envoy Nikki Haley.
March 28 - My letter to New York Times defending the UN published.
March 27 - Speaker at second 2018 annual gathering of Model UN students in NYC.
March 23 - CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk sought my comments on Trump’s appointment of John Bolton to be his new National Security advisor for piece on CBS.com
March 20 - Speaker at first 2018 annual gathering of Model UN students held in NYC.
March 14 - Turned down Crosstalk on Russia TV on Sec of State Tillerson’s firing
March 10 - Discussant at round-table meeting with some 30 UN ambassadors considering “UN Security Reform: The Way Forward”, organized by the International Peace Institute.
Feb 26 - Interview with PassBlue for article on Nikki Haley’s prospects in the future entitled “Can Nikki Haley Distance Herself from the Growing White House Scandals?”
Feb 15 - Talk with UN guides at event organized by UNDP.
Jan 25 - Speaker at Lotos Club, along with NPR’s Linda Fasulo, talking about the status of American foreign policy under Trump.
Jan 4 - CBS correspondent Pam Falk asked me about US UN envoy Nikki Haley using the UN to advance her political ambitions for the presidency for piece on CBS.com.
Dec 19 - Appeared on Global Connections TV to talk about the UN under its new Secretary General Guterres (interview taped on Nov 5, 2017).
Dec 11 - Quoted in New York Magazine piece on US UN envoy Nikki Haley.
Nov 26 - Quoted in piece by Barbara Crossette in online website “PassBlue” entitled “What a Stripped-Down State Department Bodes for the UN and Nikki Haley”.
Nov 10 - 14 - Flew to Paris to participate in a French TV documentary for that country’s national Channel 5 on how France gained a seat on the UN Security Council at the 1945 San Francisco Conference that set up the United Nations.
Oct 22 - Appeared on Press TV in debate over Syria and debated with fanatical anti-American speaker stationed in London.
Sept 20 - Interviewed by the on-line digital magazine, OZY, on the UN and Trump and Nikki Haley and peacekeeping by reporter Daniel Malloy.
Sept 19 - Invited to the Russian Program “Crosstalk” to speak about the role of the UN in world affairs on Thursday Sept 21, but turned invite down. (I am tired of debating with fringe American leftists and right wingers on this show.)
Sept 18 - Quoted in The Financial Times, “Spotlight Turns on Donald Trump For Debut UN Address” by Katrina Manson; separate interview on UN released in French newspaper “L’Opinion”
Sept 16 - Panelist at NYU Conference on the Early Cold War focusing on the relations between US and the UN from 1945-53 entitled “UN and Postwar Internationalism.”
Sept 15 - Interview with Isabelle Hanne, French daily newspaper, Liberation, on Trump, Nikki Haley and the US relationship with the UN; Q and A interview with Elisabeth Guedel, French daily newspaper correspondent for L’Opinion on Trump, Haley and UN
Sept 14 - Interview with Katrina Manson, Financial Times, on Trump, Nikki Haley and the new US relationship with the UN; Barbara Crossette quoted me in her Nation piece, “Nikki Haley at the UN: Agree With Us or We Go It Alone.”
Sept 12 - Article by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk, “Trump’s First UN General Assembly: An Insider’s Guide” quoting me on what Trump is likely to say at the UN General Assembly next week
Sept 11 - Interviewed by Barbara Crossette for the Nation Magazine on US-UN envoy Nikki Haley’s role at the UN (see below, Sept 14).
Sept 7 - Interview by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk on Trump Administration’s proposal to place further sanctions on North Korea, including intercepting shipments of oil and fuel to the nation.
Aug 17 - Interview with Japan’s largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, correspondent Minyoung Park, on Trump and Amb Haley-UN relations.
Aug 13 - Turned down invitation to participate in a program produced by Iran’s Press TV because I was flying to Arizona the day of the event.
Aug 3 - Interviewed by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk about Trump’s upcoming Fall speech to the UN General Assembly and the reason why Brazil always provides the first speaker at the GA’s opening.
July 31 - Lecturer at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and its Center For Global Studies for a class on the United Nations entitled “Global Issues and Multilateral Approaches.”
July 20 - Turned down invitation to appear on Russian TV Show “CrossTalk” because of my nine day stay in Cambridge to look after mother.
July 18 - Interview with Barbara Crossette on the plight of UN Sec Gen Guterres and his acquiescence to the Trump Administration demands.
July 12 - Interviewed by Andrew Rice of New York Magazine on his profile of US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley.
June 5 - Interviewed by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk about Amb Haley’s proposal to install competitive voting in the selection of states for the Human Rights Council and to denounce the excessive resolutions against Israel at the HRC.
May 26 - Sent suggestion by Princeton professor Julian Zelizer for conference about AMS Jr.’s influence over writers, historians and journalists in America. I relayed idea to the Century Foundation for consideration as conference/book project. Consideration given to arranging a go-ahead for Spring 2018 event on AMS Jr. (The conference never happened.)
May 26 - Interviewed by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk about the appointment of a Russian to run the UN Counter-Terrorism agency.
May 22 - Interviewed by Daniel Storper, owner of Putumayo World Music, for a book he is writing about the 1960s.
May 9 - Phone interview with the author, Nicholson Baker, who wanted to speak to me about my experiences with the Freedom of Information Act when writing Bitter Fruit. He is doing a piece for Harper’s Magazine on the CIA.
May 8 - My exchange of letters with Victor Navasky is published by The Nation Magazine, relating to Navasky’s critique of father’s anti-Communist beliefs and my refutation of Navasky’s position.
May 3 - Interviewed by joint French-German TV venture for a documentary on JFK’s travels in Europe in 1937 and his book, “Why England Slept.” The title of the documentary is “1937 – the Last Year of Innocence.” It also covers Hemingway’s and Picasso’s experiences in Europe as well in 1937. The filming was done in Cambridge, Mass., and the program will be broadcast in the US on PBS this Fall.
April 28 - Interviewed for an Opinion Piece in The Hill newspaper by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk on Trump’s response to the North Korean crisis at the April 28th UN Security Council meeting on North Korea.
April 5 - Quoted in piece in Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, by Alicia Tagle Chrichton on Syrian gas attack.
March 29 - Quoted in The Nation Magazine online in Barbara Crossette’s piece, “Nikki Haley Thinks the UN Can Be ‘Fixed’ – and the US Will Do the Fixing”.
March 23 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece on “Meet Mr. Loser – Donald Trump.”
March 21 - Delivered remarks to National Model UN annual gathering of college students at Sheraton Hotel, NYC representing 110 nations.
March 16 - Quoted in on-line article by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk “How Would Trump’s Budget Hit UN Programs?”
March 15 - wrote Huffingtonpost.com article on “Trump’s Mystifying China Policy”
Feb 27 - Global Connections TV taping with Bill Miller on the UN in 2017
Feb 17 - Live interview with Radio Sputnik in Moscow on 53rd Munich Security Conference
Feb 16 - Quoted in on-line article by UN CBS correspondent Pamela Falk “Nikki Haley’s UN Mission: Sticking up for Israel.”
Jan 31 - Appeared on Russian TV program “Crosstalk” with two other panelists debating what “Trumpology” means for the United States.
Jan 30 - My article for the Nation.online, entitled “John Kerry Was One Of The Most Significant Secretaries of State in the Last 50 Years: Can His Legacy Survive the Trump Administration?”
Jan 28 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled “Trump’s Latest Abomination: Blocking Refugees”
Jan 26 - Moderated Foreign Policy Association panel discussion on “The 2016 Presidential Election: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead” with Professor Ellen Fitzpatrick (Univ. of New Hampshire); Professor Julian Zelizer (Princeton), and Nicholas Wapshott, author and International editor of Newsweek.
Jan 25 - My piece in USA TODAY on Trump and the UN entitled “Will Trump Ignore or Commandeer the UN?”
Jan 17 - Interview with USUN Radio affiliated with ABC radio on my career
Jan 10 & 12 - Invited to participate in successive panel discussions on Russia Today TV on Trump’s foreign policy, but turned down because of other commitments.
Jan 4 - Interview with the San Antonio Express-News about Trump’s policies toward NATO and Putin.
Dec 28 - On-line interview with journalist Alicia Tagle Crichton for Chile’s leading newspaper, “El Muercurio”, for a story on Trump and the new UN Sec Gen Antonio Guterres.
Dec 19 - Letter to NY Times published refuting Op-Ed piece arguing Democrats are always weak while Republicans are always strong on global security
Dec 13 - Interview by CBS UN correspondent Pam Falk about attributes of a good Secretary of State
Dec 9 - Podcast interview with Alon Ben-Meir on global nationalism – released 2/6/17
Dec 8 - Interview with Mathew Kassel, freelancer, on why presidents appoint political backers as ambassadors
Dec 1 - Interview with Pam Falk, UN correspondent for CBS, on Ban Ki Moon’s legacy
Nov 22 - Hays Brown at BuzzFeed interview on Trump and the UN
Nov 15 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece “Trump and the Myth of Sisyphus”
Nov 3 - Wrote Huffington Post piece on “The UN’s Dangerous Infirmity”
Oct 15 - Wrote Huffington Post piece entitled “Thank Goodness for Protracted US Elections.”
Sept 22 - Quoted on New Zealand news website, Front Page Ltd, on future of UN Security Council.
Sept 20 - Quoted in Barbara Crossette’s article for The Nation Magazine on-line entitled“Ban Ki-moon Reflects on The Successes and Frustrations of his Ten Years as UN Secretary General.”
Sept 15 - Interviewed by Spain’s largest newspaper, El Pais, on Ban Ki Moon’s legacy.
Sept 12 - Spoke at Roosevelt House at Joe Lelyveld’s book event, His Final Battle, about FDR. Told dinner group about my introduction to the reissued copy of JFK’s “Why England Slept.”
Aug 30 - Global Connections TV interview taped on UN’s history.
August 1 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece "Upheaval at the UN" about a possible revolt by the General Assembly against the Security Council over the naming of a new UN Secretary-General.
July 28 - I was quoted in a piece in The New York Times comparing Andrew Cuomo's speaking style with his father, Mario Cuomo's style, entitled "Cuomo, in Speech, Faces Standard Set by His Father".
June 23 - Speaker at conference in Brasilia sponsored by the Brazilian government entitled 'A Security Council for the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects'.
June 13 - Interviewed by JTBC television in Seoul, Korea, about the legacy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
June 8 - Appeared in video tribute to former Ambassador William Van Den Heuvel at the annual dinner of the Municipal Arts Society.
May - Letter published in The Atlantic Monthly correcting misinformation about my father and my uncle John King Fairbank.
May 3 - Appearance on Russian TV's Crosstalk program discussing the foreign policy views of Trump and Clinton.
April 30 - Publication by Praeger of a new edition of President John Kennedy's "Why England Slept", with a new introduction by Stephen Schlesinger.
April 12 - Letter to the New York Times published commending its call for more transparancy in selecting the next UN Secretary General but pointing out that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in the end will invariably make the final choice.
April 10 - Interviewed by Beijing's second largest Chinese-language daily newspaper, the Mirror Evening, about the race to select the next UN Secretary-General.
April 7 - Piece in Huffingtonpost.com entitled "Will Sanders Go Third Party?"
March 29 - Panelist at second National Model UN Conference at Sheraton Hotel, NYC.
March 22 - Panelist at National Model UN Conference at Sheraton Hotel, NYC.
March 21 - Interviewed by BuzzFeed about Donald Trump's views on the United Nations.
March 9-10 - Participant in a "retreat" sponsored by the International Peace Academy on behalf of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism to examine and recommend a new communications strategy for the United Nations.
March 9 - Quoted in Barbara Crossette's article in The Nation Magazine on-line entitled "Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On The United Nations? You Might be Surprised."
February 18 - Keynote speaker at UN Week event at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
February 16 - Interview with Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbun, about the death of former UN Secretary-General Bourtrous Boutrous Ghali.
February 5 - Wrote piece for Huffingtonpost.com entitled "Why Republicans are Stuck with Obama's ISIS Strategy."
February 4 - Guest lecturer at School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in course on the United Nations taught by former US Ambassador John Hirsch.
January 27 - Interview with author Pamela Hanlon for her book on the relationship between the UN and NYC.
January 22 - Interviewed on iCastNews.com "Live and Direct" from United Nations HDQ by Jonathan Sanders on the UN and Israel and the UN's Holocaust Memorial event.
January 18 - Speaker at ceremony held at UN headquarters honoring the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding and commemorating the 23rd year of the accession to the UN by the Republic of Slovakia to the UN, hosted by Slovakia's UN envoy, Frantisek Ruzicka, and attended by UN ambassadors from Brazil, Sweden, Kazakistan, Andorra, Monaco and Finland.
January 17 - C-Span broadcast of FDR Presidential Library's Fall Forum in Hyde Park, New York, honoring the UN's 70th anniversary, where I spoke on Franklin Roosevelt's role in establishing the United Nations.
January 15 - Panelist at "Clash of Cultures: The Middle East in Turmoil", sponsored by the Sen. Frank Church Institute, at Boise (Idaho) State University. Interviewed on local Boise KTVB news station about refugees and ISIS, Friday, Jan. 15.
January 8 - Half-hour interview on Global Connections TV (GCTV), a UN affiliate, on the future of the UN. GCTV broadcasts throughout the English-speaking world via cable, satellite, public-access television, and the World Wide Web.
December 22 - Quoted in Barbara Crossette piece in The Nation Magazine (Jan.11-18, 2016 issue) entitled "In 2016, the UN Will Be Transformed. Will That Be Enough to Bring It Back To Life?" In her article, Crossette calls Act of Creation a "classic" account of the UN's founding.
December 7 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Trump's Magical Realism: Barring Muslims."
December 1 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Let's Be Pragmatic About The United Nations."
November 30 - Luncheon held in honor of my book, Act of Creation, hosted by Finland's ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, at his residence, with the UN envoys from India, Slovakia, Greece, Panama and Columbia.
November 20 - Quoted in article on Aspenia Online (Aspen Institute Italia), entitled, "Hesitation and Confusion in the anti-ISIS Strategy of the US", by Valentina Pasquali
November 18 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Why ISIS May Be On The Verge of Collapse."
November 4 - Wrote an on-line article for the Ralphe Bunche Institute's UN website, PassBlue, entitled "Pragmatism in Year 70 at The UN." Article reposted by the organization, the Global Citizens' Initiative, for its 7,500 members and by the website GlobalMemo.org.
October 28 - Discussant at evening program presented by the Ralphe Bunche Institute for International Studies, NYC, on subject of "The UN, 70 and Counting," to be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at E 34th St.).
October 24 - Speaker at the FDR Presidential Library's Fall Forum in Hyde Park, New York, honoring the 70th anniversary of the UN. My address was on Franklin Roosevelt's role in establishing the United Nations.
October 20 - Interviewed by the BBC World Service Radio History Program, Witness, on the 1945 San Francisco Conference that founded the UN.
October 19 - Interviewed by Japan's largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, on the UN's strengths and weaknesses as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
October 9 - Wrote a Huffingtonpost.com piece on actor Robert Redford's comments on his new movie, "Truth", concerning the firing of CBS anchorman Dan Rather over an expose he did on 60 Minutes claiming that President George W. Bush skipped out on his National Guard duties in the 1970s using high-level contacts. Redford plays Rather in the film.
October 5 - The Nation Magazine website published my on-line article on a new UN investigative body in Guatemala entitled "This is One of The Most Innovative Programs in the UN's Toolbox."
October 1 - Panelist on the Russian TV Show, "CrossTalk" debating how to reform the United Nations.
September 29 - Interviewed by the German TV Network, Deutsche Welle, on the UN's 70th anniversary, and, later, by Japan's largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, about the legacy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
September 3 - The New York Times published my letter entitled "Guatemala's Democracy" on the current upheaval in Guatemalan politics.
August 21 - Appeared on the Chinese international network, CCTV, half-hour program entitled "Heat" discussing the Syrian crisis with two other guests.
August 18 - Interviewed by Agence France-Presse TV about the status of the United Nations in its 70th year. AFP distributes to CNN, CBS, BBC and Al Jazeera.
August 15 - Appeared on CNN Weekends show discussing the recent US opening to Cuba, along with historian Douglas Brinkley -- hosted by Fredricka Whitefield.
July 21 - Wrote piece for Huffingtonpost.com entitled "Congress's Phony Anger at United Nations over Iranian Nuclear Deal."
June 30 - Speaker at San Francisco "Luncheon Society" event on Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s Letters, and on my book about the UN's founding, Act of Creation.
June 26-27 - Member of the UN Foundation delegation to the 70th Anniversary ceremonies in San Francisco marking the closing day of the 1945 San Francisco Conference that founded the United Nations.
June 19 - Wrote Op-Ed piece for Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle entitled "San Francisco -- the Birthplace of the United Nations."
June 7 - Speaker at annual meeting of the UN Association of the USA in Washington D.C., on panel discussing topic, "Past, Present and Future: The UN at 70".
June 2 - Interviewed on history of UN's founding by global affairs blog "UN Dispatch" and Global Dispatches Podcast.
May 7 - Interviewed by O Globo, national newspaper of Brazil, about the future of the United Nations.
May 5 - Speaker at UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sponsored by the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University and the UN Information Center of Rio, on the subject, "How The United States and the Soviet Union Founded the United Nations".
May 1 - Interviewed by the UN correspondent for O Estado de Sao Paulo about the future of the United Nations.
April 29 - Moderator of Luncheon Society event with former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank discussing his new book, "Frank."
April 1 - Submitted introduction commissioned by Harper Collins Publishers for new edition of President John Kennedy's 1940 book, "Why England Slept."
March 20 - Letter to The NY Times, defending the UN against charges that it is at fault for not settling the Syrian civil war.
March 9 - Provided "peer review" comments for an upcoming June 2015 report by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance, that recommends global institutional reforms. The Commission is sponsored by the Hague Institute For Global Justice in the Netherlands and the Stimson Center in Washington D.C. and chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
February 24 - Interviewed by an Italian journalist for Aspenia Online, the web magazine of the Aspen Institute Italia, on the respective policies of the Democratic and Republican parties toward the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
February 24 - Interview with German televison network, Deutsche Welle (DW) about the possibilities of UN Security Council reform.
February 20-21 - Panelist in two-day retreat on "New Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Multilateral System", the opening plenary session of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, chaired by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and sponsored by the International Peace Institute, held at the Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York.
February 19 - Panelist on Russia Today TV program "Crosstalk" debating the issue of America's Imperial Presidency.
January 30 - Speaker at the CTAUN Conference -- Committee on Teaching About the United Nations, at the UN Building, NYC.
January 2 - Interviewed by local ABC-TV affiliate in NYC about the legacy of Governor Mario Cuomo.
January 1 - Wrote retrospective on the legacy of the late Governor Mario Cuomo published in The New York Observer on-line (and on January 7, 2015, in its print edition).
December 12 - Interviewed by the European Sky-TV program "InFocus" and Iranian Press TV concerning the possibilities of reforming the UN Security Council.
November 8 - Interviewed by UN correspondent of China's People's Daily about the upcoming meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping occurring this week in Beijing.
November 1 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Today's Empire Builders".
October 24 - Act of Creation quoted in piece by Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief, Real Clear Politics website, apropro the 69th anniversary of the opening of the UN General Assembly.
October 19 - Quoted in an article in The Daily Beast by its foreign editor, Christopher Dickey, entitled "The CIA's Wrong: Arming Rebels Works."
September 30 - Debated American policy toward ISIS with author and former diplomat Hillary Main Leverett on Russia TV's "Crosstalk" program.
September 22 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Turkish Leader Erdogan's Misstep in NYC".
September 19 - Published Op-Ed piece in Los Angeles Times entitled "The Dangerous, Valuable Work of UN Peacekeepers".
September 15 - Moderator of Ralph Bunche Institute program at CUNY in NYC on how journalists from the NY Times, Washington Post and Italian publications cover the UN
September 11 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece "NATO Sobers Up" about its handling of the Ukrainian crisis.
August 25 - Interviewed by Brian Gruber, former C-Span producer, about my book, Bitter Fruit, for a documentary looking at the aftermath of US interventions abroad.
August 13 - Interviewed on UN Global Connections TV discussing Schlesinger Letters book and my own book, Act of Creation.
August 12 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece "Obama's Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy."
July 23 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "A Few Words of Praise for the UN".
July 1 - Interview with CNN about the Seinfeld TV show taped in front of Tom's Restaurant in Manhattan where Seinfeld's characters always gathered.
June 17 - Debated US policy in Iraq on Russian TV program "Crosstalk".
June 16 - Published piece in Huffingtonpost.com entitled "The Last Days of Iraq"; later interviewed by Aljazeera Net's Washington correspondent, Yaser Alarmi, about possible cooperation between the US and Iran to protect Iraq from ISIS militant insugency.
June 15 - WBUR radio in Boston rebroadcast the Schlesinger Letters book discussion held at the JFK Presidential library.
June 10 - Panelist on the Schlesinger Letters book moderated by WBUR host Christopher Lydon at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
June 9 - Schlesinger Letters book nominated for the non-fiction Kirkus book prize award of $50,000. Selection is on October 23, 2014. (It did not win.)
June 8 - Interviewed for book, Two Days In June, by Andrew Cohen, concerning JFK's famous speeches on June 10 and 11, 1963, respectively, on the nuclear test-ban treaty with the USSR and the need for civil rights legislation.
May 28 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece "Finally, The UN Exercises Moral Authority".
May 22 - Interviewed by historian David Nasaw about the Schlesinger Letters book at a New York Public Library event.
May 16 - Moderator at luncheon for novelist Joyce Carol Oates sponsored by the Luncheon Society in NYC.
May 13 - Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV news program for my views on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's legacy.
May 8 - Letter published in The New York Times, "Restraint in Foreign Crises"; wrote Huffington Post.com piece, "What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?"; appeared in documentary on the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala, "The Deadly Phantom Coup", on the American Heroes Cable Channel, part of a "CIA Declassified" series produced by the Discovery Network & WMR Productions.
May 2 - Interviewed for a biography of Henry Kissinger by historian Niall Ferguson.
April 29 - Appointed to UNA-USA Advisory panel to oversee a book recounting the history of the organization from 1945 to 2014.
April 25 - Interviewed via email by the Al-Rasub website/newspaper based in UAE, Abu Dhabi, about my career, the United Nations and American politics.
April 24 - Interviewed for a New Republic Magazine article on the late biographer C. David Heymann by Andrew Goldman.
April 3 - Speaker at the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library on the Schlesinger Letters book.
April - Yale University Press releases new book, Charter of the United Nations, with my chapter, "Has the UN Lived Up To Its Charter?"
March 29 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Randy Mastro Strikes Out".
March 28 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Finally the UN Exercises Moral Authority".
March 21 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Ban Ki Moon is MIA on Crimea".
March 12 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "The Rogue CIA".
March 8 - Appeared on Al Jazeera America TV to talk about how President Obama's handling of the Ukrainian crisis copied JFK's strategy in the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962.
March 5 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Obama Borrows From The JFK Playbook on Ukraine."
February 27 - Speaker at the Century Club in NYC on the Schlesinger Letters book.
February 23 - Wrote piece for Huffingtonpost.com entitled "Mr. Mayor -- They're Not Going To Give You a Break" criticizing the media piling-on on NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, in office only 2 months.
February 19 - Speaker on the Schlesinger Letters book at the UN "Authors-For-Literacy" benefit and book-signing at the main UN Secretariat Building.
February 16 - My letter to the New York Times Sunday Book Review section refuting a complaint by another letter-writer about my father's supposed indifference in his classroom to the Vietnam War.
January 28 - Speaker at the Luncheon Society event for the Schlesinger Letters book in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
January 24 - Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV about the Geneva II talks on ending the Syrian civil war.
January 22 - Interview with Cara Anna, the UN correspondent for AP, on the decision by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to rescind his invitation to Iran to attend the January 22nd Geneva conference on Syria (remarks appeared in The Miami Herald).
January 17 - Interview with J. Tuyet Nguyen of the German Press Agency dpa in Berlin for a feature on the formation of the League of Nations, marking the centenary of World War 1.
January 14 - Speaker at luncheon meeting of the Dutch Treat Club in NYC on the Schlesinger Letters book
December 29 - Interviewed on Arise TV in NYC for an hour-long review of the events of the year 2013.
December 16 - Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV morning news show about President Obama's standing among Democrats in his second term.
December 3 - Panelist at a Knickerbocker Club dinner in NYC discussing The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., moderated by Princeton historian Sean Wilentz.
December 1 - Appeared on CSPAN "Book TV" as panelist at November 5th Vanderbilt University forum, hosted by Tom Brokaw and Jon Meacham, in which my brother and I spoke about the Schlesinger Letters book.
November 27 - Appeared on the Chuck Todd MSNBC morning show "The Daily Rundown", with my brother, to talk about the Kennedy era and the Schlesinger Letters book.
November 25 - Interviewed via email by French journalist Maud Guillaumin for her book on Jackie Kennedy.
November 24 - Letter to Editor defending President Kennedy's liberalism published in the Sunday Boston Globe.
November 23 - Interviewed on Al Jazeera TV morning news show about JFK's legacy and the Schlesinger Letters book.
November 22 - Speaker at the Luncheon Society event in New York City on the Schlesinger Letters book. Evening interview with the RNN Cable-TV network (NYC) on the legacy of President John Kennedy, fifty years after his assassination.
November 20 - Appeared on the Chris Matthew MSNBC show "Hardball" (with my brother) to talk about the Schlesinger Letters book.
November 14 - Interview with US News and World Report internet site on "The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr."
November 12 - Debated Obama's foreign policy on "Crosstalk", on Russia Today TV, an English language TV news network in Moscow that broadcasts internationally.
November 12 - Interviewed on the Leslie Marshall Radio Show in Washington DC about the Schlesinger Letters book.
November 6 - Guest Speaker at luncheon hosted by the Microsoft Political Action Committee in Seattle, Washington, discussing Schlesinger Letters book.
November 5 - Interviewed in morning on Nashville, Tennessee, Public Television show "A Word on Words" by John Seigenthaler about the Schlesinger Letters book. In afternoon, interviewed by the magazine BookPage on the book. In evening, panelist on "Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and The Fate of Liberalism" event, part of Chancellor's Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University, covered by C-Span.
November 4 - My brother and I addressed an audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C. about the Schlesinger Letters book.
October 30 - Interviewed on MSNBC "Morning Joe" show marking the publication of The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
October 29 - Official publication date of The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
October 28 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "The Schlesinger Legacy".
October 27 - Interview with Arise America TV on US surveillance of major world leaders.
October 26 - Interviewed about the Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Letters book for "For Your Ears Only", a radio network serving major US cities, the American Forces Radio Network, YouTube and podcasts.
October 24 - Interviewed by columnist and author Jon Alter about the editing of The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. at a dinner meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Century Foundation.
October 22 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Fresh Hopes For Change in Cuba"
October 2 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "The UN's Re-emergence on the World Scene."
September 25 - Interviewed by German TV, Deutsche Welle DWTV, for my views on Germany's role at the United Nations.
September 24 - Quoted in International Herald Tribune column by Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Affairs Managing Editor, regarding my views about UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
September 23 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Obama: Every Country is Exceptional."
September 18 - Quoted in The New York Observer concerning my views of the UN's upcoming Fall session.
September 15 - Interview with Arise America TV on the Russian-US agreement removing chemical weapons from Syria.
September 13 - Interview with RT International TV on the impact of the Syrian conflict on the United Nations.
September 12 - Skype interview on Arise America TV (broadcast in Europe and Africa) on Russian President Vladimir Putin's New York Times Op-Ed piece.
September 10 - Taped half-hour TV interview with Bill Miller of Global Connections Television on the subject of the UN and its founding as well as the organization's current state.
September 6 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Bombing Syria is a Losing Proposition".
September 4 - Interviewed for RT (Russia Today) television program on Syria. In evening, spoke to Cornell University Seminar on the history of the United Nations via speaker phone.
August 29 - Panelist on "Crosstalk" on RT-Russia Today television program, a half-hour public affairs forum, to debate the issue of President Obama's possible decision to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons against its people.
August 23 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Don't Go Into Syria."
August 21 - Interviewed on Public Broadcasting System NewsHour Weekend on-line edition by Harry Severinsen about suspected chemical attacks in Syria.
August 20 - Interviewed by The Atlantic Magazine for a piece about former CIA official and journalist Tom Braden.
August 19 - Appeared as extra in Warber Parker eyeglass ad.
July - Article published in July-August edition of American Foreign Policy Interests Magazine entitled "The Warrior United Nations".
June 12 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Obama's Impeachment Fear Over Surveillance".
May 31 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Obama's Tenure, So Far".
May 13 - Interviewed by Washington Post on the role played by the Robert Kennedy house, "Hickery Hill", in American public affairs.
April 22 - Interviewed for book on JFK and the CIA by Alan Talbot.
April 4 - Panelist on "Crosstalk", a half-hour public affairs program of Russia Today TV, hosted from Moscow, assessing Tony Blair's possible criminal complicity in the Iraq War.
April 2 - Publication by the U.S. Institute of Peace of "The Brilliant Art of Peace", a collection of eleven public lectures at the UN Secretariat sponsored by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, including my 2006 lecture on the founding of the United Nations.
April 1 - Manuscript for "The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr" sent to Random House for Fall publication.
February 27 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Is Obama Too Deferential to the Military?".
February 12 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Who Speaks For The UN?".
February 1 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "The Ordeal of Chuck Hegal".
January 28 - Interviewed for book on Robert Kennedy by Larry Tye.
January 15 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "A Lull in The Iranian Crisis?"
January 8 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Axelrod: Obama Never Considered Rice For Secretary of State."
December 12 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "Obama Greatest Legacy" about his enactment of Obamacare.
Fall, 2012 - Wrote introductory essay to special issue of quarterly Hofstra University publication White House Studies on "US Presidential Leadership at the UN" supported by Nova Publishers.
November 13 - Interviewed by The Diplomatic Courier magazine about US policy toward Iran under President Obama.
November 7 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "One Election Result: No US Attack on Iran".
October 30 - Interviewed for book by Dean Owen reflecting on President Kennedy's assassination and legacy, to be published on the 50th anniversary of JFK's death, in November 2013.
October 23 - Speaker at Century Association luncheon tribute to former Ambassador William Van Den Heuvel.
October 22 - Guest commentator on Obama-Romney presidential debate on website Mashable.com.
October 11 - Guest commentator on Biden-Ryan vice-presidential debate on website Mashable.com.
September 25 - Addresssed Cornell University class on the United Nations via phone.
August 17 - Interviewed on Global Connections TV program in NYC on UN's latest challenges.
August 15 - Interviewed on South South TV News Network in NYC about UN's current challenges.
August 13 - Participated in survey by Foreign Policy Magazine (Sept.-Oct.) on "Who Broke the UN?", pp. 51-53.
August 11 - Published Huffingtonpost.com piece on "Paul Ryan -- Sarah Palin Redux?" over Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice-Presidential running mate.
August 10 - Published Huffingtonpost.com piece on "Romney's Panic Attack" about his plea to Obama to drop his attacks on his business and tax returns.
July 13 - Published Huffingtonpost.com piece on "FDR's 1936 Lessons for Obama" explaining how FDR won a second term with a 16.7% unemployment rate.
July 12 - Panelist on Russia Today TV half-hour "Cross Talk" program on the current political upheavals in Egypt.
June 19 - Hosted lunch for David Maraniss, author of new book, "Barack Obama: The Story", at the Luncheon Society, NYC.
June 13 - Member of experts group gathered for a "Brainstorming on the United Nations" half-day meeting sponsored by the International Peace Institute in NYC.
May 29 - Participated in half-hour discussion show on the UN's failures in Syria on Voice of Russia radio in London.
May 22 - Quoted in Foreignpolicy.com piece, "Bad Cop/Good Cop With Ban and Annan" by Washington Post reporter, Colum Lynch.
May 21 - Interviewed for book about Stephen Spender by his son Matthew Spender.
May 13 - Quoted in Politico.com piece, "Caro Revives Kennedy-Johnson Feud", about differences between Robert Caro and Arthur Schlesinger Jr on LBJ and JFK highlighted in Caro's latest volume, "The Passage of Power".
May 3 - Discussion leader on "media and society" at the 50th anniversary celebration dinner for the World Policy Institute in NYC.
April 20 - Participant in all-day "brainstorming" workshop on future of the United Nations sponsored by the International Peace Academy and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in NYC.
March 31 - Interviewed by Robert Sam Anson for Vanity Fair Magazine, about Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign on its 40th anniversary.
March 18 - Op-Ed published in Sunday Los Angeles Times entitled "Iran Then and Now: As Tehran Faces Off With Israel, the United States and Europe, it's Worth Remembering How The Islamic Republic Fights -- Dirty and Long."
March 12 - Live radio interview with BBC Radio Five Live on the Syrian crisis
March 5 - Radio interview with WUSB, University of Stony Brook, about letter published in NY Times
March 2 - Letter published in New York Times on Pres. Eisenhower's CIA coups in Iran in 1953 and Guatemala in 1954 Interview about NY Times letter with the History News Network (hnn.us)
February - Appeared in documentary entitled "America's Senator: The Unexpected Odyssey of Arthur Vandenberg"
December 20 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece entitled "A Memoir At Age 99" about my mother's just published book of recollections, "I Remember: A Life of Politics, Painting and People" (TidePool Press, Inc)
December - Publication of "The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke In The World" (Public Affairs) which includes Holbrooke's 2003 NY Times Sunday Book Review of my book, "Act of Creation"
October 22 - Quoted in CNN.com piece "Apology Reignites Conversation About Ousted Guatemalan Leader" on Guatemala's apology to Jacobo Arbenz for overthrowing his government in 1954
October 21 - Quoted in New York Times piece entitled "An Apology For a Guatemalan Coup, 57 Years Later" by Elisabeth Malkin
October 18 - Speaker at luncheon hosted by the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations, NYC
October 16 - Piece in Huffingtonpost.com and Wall Street Journal.com entitled "Occupy Wall Street: Obama's Jobs Bill"
October 12 - Interviewed by former Christian Science Monitor correspondent Lucia Mouat for her book, The United Nations' Tob Job: A Close Look At The Work of Eight Secretaries-General (pub. 2014).
October 7 - Speaker at David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University event honoring legacy of the late President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz
September 18 - Interview on ABC's "Inside Edition" discussing role of my father in newly released tapes and book of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
June 17 - Interview with the Le Monde US correspondent on America's foreign policy after 9/11
June 4 - Op-Ed piece in New York Times entitled "Ghosts of Guatemala's Past"
May 5-7 - Speaker at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Center, Rancho Mirage, California.
May 2 - Interview with Bill Miller on South-South TV and on Global Connections Television on the UN; interview with Italian radio on the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
April 28 - Interview with New York Times' David Itzkoff on upcoming book project on Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s Letters.
April 15 - Interviewed by author Thomas Maier for book on the Churchill family and the Kennedy family.
April 13 - Panelist at Fordham Lincoln Center discussing the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Administration.
March 30 - Guest Speaker at New York University forum discussing the UN and the Libyan conflict.
December 3 - Quoted in The Toronto Star, "Wiki Leaks Has Unsettled Everybody" by Olivia Ward.
December 2 - Quoted in Guardian.co.uk in "WikiLeaks Cables: Hillary Clinton Meets Ban Ki-Moon After Spying Revelations" by Ewen MacAskill, Robert Booth and Julian Borger.
November 29 - Quoted in TheNation.com on-line piece by The Nation's UN correspondent, Barbara Crossette, "WikiLeaks Reveals State Department Pushed Diplomats to Spy"
November 17 - Quoted in Washington Post on-line piece, "UN Hobnobs With Hollywood" by Colum Lynch on Foreign Policy "Turtle Bay" blog
November 8 - Quoted by National Public Radio on-line and interviewed by The Los Angeles Times editorial board about President Obama's announcement that he is backing India for permanent membership on the UN Security Council
November 3 - Interviewed on "Russia Today" TV program "Crosstalk" on UN's future
October 21 - Panelist on Hofstra University symposium on "US Presidential Leadership at the UN"
October 5 - Did background interview with Karen De Young of The Washington Post on de Mistura piece in Huffingtonpost.com
October 1 - Wrote Huffingtonpost.com piece "The UN Thinks The End Is In Sight in Afghanistan" on talk by the UN's Afghanistan representative, Staffan de Mistura at the International Peace Academy in NYC
September 8 - Signatory to "A New Way Forward: Rethinking US strategy on Afghanistan" officially released today by the Afghanistan Study Group and convened by the New America Foundation in Washington
September 1 - Interviewed on half-hour Global Connections TV show (UN TV) in NYC about upcoming Act of Creation documentary and UN's future
August 31 - Did background interview with Colum Lynch of The Washington Post for an article on U.S. presidential addresses to the UN General Assembly
July 21 - Quoted in CNN.com International article, "Senior Official Chastises UN Chief In Parting Shot" Author, "Art in The Making: Capturing a Book About the Birth of the UN Onto Film", The InterDependent on-line magazine of the UNA-USA
July 14 - Commentary on two President Kennedy speeches, his Inaugural Address, and his Berlin speech, on PBS, WAMC (NorthEast Public Radio) show "Power of Words"
July 7 - Quoted in front page The Washington Post story "Queen Elizabeth Addresses UN For First Time Since 1957"
June 10 - Speaker at reception announcing launching of UN documentary project based on "Act of Creation", UN French Ambassador residence, NYC
May 14-22 - Trip to Ireland
April 19-20 - Lectures at Occidental College and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, on Obama and the UN
March 29 - Washington Post/Turtle Bay/Foreign Policy Magazine website, Colum Lynch column "Longtime UN Booster Rips Ban Ki Moon" reporting on my article, "Bosom Buddies? Ban's and Obama's Curious Relations", World Policy Journal, Spring 2010
March 12 - Radio interview on Act of Creation on WJFF radio, Jeffersonville, New York
March 9 - Interview for documentary celebrating the 90th anniversary of the League of Women Voters
March 8 - Participant in debate over Obama's Afghanistan policy with Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute, on PublicSquare.net
February 5 - Speaker at Yale Symposium on UN Charter, Political Science Department, New Haven, Connecticut
January 6 - Half-hour interview for Global Connections, UN TV, on latest UN global challenges
December 8 - Speech to New York State Archives Partnership Trust on why the UN was located in NYC
November 17 - Panelist at Russian Embassy conference on Andrei Gromyko and US-Soviet relations, cosponsered by Kennan Institute and Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars, Washington DC
November 13 - Panelist at NYU Center for Global Affairs symposium on "The US/UN Relationship: A Realistic Appraisal"
October 29 - Speech to Worldview Institute on future of the UN, NYC
October 9 - Meeting of Council on Foreign Relations Advisory Committee on UN Security Council reform, Washington, D.C.
September 24 - Quoted in New York Times story on Libyan leader al-Qaddafi, "Libyan Leader Delivers a Scolding in UN Debut"
September 22 - Lou Dobbs show (CNN) debate on UN
September 4 - "Hearts and Minds" Interview for SKY-TV on Afghanistan and Colombia
August 17 - "Hearts and Minds" Interview for SKY-TV, Europe on Latin America
July 14 - Quoted in Wall Street Journal story on Ban Ki Moon, "The UN's Invisible Man"
July 11 - Interview on Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC radio, on Latin American coups
June 30 - Interview with eFM's "This Morning", an English-language Korean radio station in Seoul on Ban Ki Moon
June 30 - Debate with Jacob Heilbrunn on Al Jazeera TV on Ban Ki Moon
June 29 - Interview with BBC Radio News "The Today Programme" on the military coup in Honduras
June 18 - Interview with weekly TV talk show, "The Autograph", Press TV
May 21 - "Hearts and Minds" Roundtable -- panel discussion for SKY TV broadcast on Obama's Speech on Islam in Egypt
May 1 - "Hearts and Minds" Roundtable -- panel discussion for SKY TV broadcast on the Middle East
April 23 - Conference on "Building a More Effective United Nations: Opportunities For the Obama Administration", Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
April 10 - "Hearts and Minds" Roundtable -- panel discussion for SKY TV broadcast in Europe on the topic of Afghanistan
March 13-21 - NYU Academic Mission to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
March 11 - Quoted in Washington Post story on new US UN mission building
February 20 - "Hearts and Minds" Roundtable -- panel discussion for SKY TV broadcast on Obama's foreign policy
January 21 - Interview with ZDF German TV on Ban Ki-Moon
January 9 - Interview with Bloomberg News on Gaza and the UN
December 21 - New York Times interview on Bob Kerrey, president of New School
December 13 - Extra in movie "Che"-- screening at Ziegfeld
December 13 - Speaker at the UN Ass. of USA Council of Organizations, NYC
November 4 - Speaker on 2008 Presidential Election panel, 92nd St. Y, 8-9PM, NYC
October 29 - Presentation at Barnes and Noble, Tribeca, NYC on Journals book
September 18 - Interview with The Yomiuri Simbun on UN
September 17 - Presentation at Occidental University in NYC on UN
August 11 - Interview for PBS documentary on UN
August 9 - Interview with Newsweek On-Air radio on President Bush's foreign policy
July 24 - Speaker at Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library on the Future of the United Nations
July 16-18 - Speaker at Franklin Roosevelt Azorean Forum: Transatlantic Relations in European and American Public Opinion
July 10 - Interview for French documentary on the United Nations
May 28 - Roundtable participant at American Foreign Policy Committee meeting on the UN Human Rights Council
May 3 - Presentation of Journals book at the Century Club
April 9 - Address to the World Federation of United Nations Associations luncheon honoring Ambassador William Vanden Heuvel
February 19 - Presentation of Journals book at the Knickerbocker Club
February 6 - Panel Discussion at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Unversity entitled “Can the United Nations Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?”
February 2 - Interview with Newsweek On Air radio on Clinton-Obama race
January 9 - Panel Discussion on Journals book at the Strand Bookstore, New York City