Can Americans See America the Way the Rest of the World Does?

Mar 13, 2019

Journalist and author Suzy Hansen was born in a small town on the Jersey shore, and she says it wasn’t until her college years she started thinking beyond the borders of the U.S. -- both geographically, and philosophically. She moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 2007 after getting a fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs. She’s still living there today, and is now a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her first book called “Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World,” which was published in 2017,  was awarded the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book on International Affairs, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. She’ll be in Fort Myers on Friday, March 15 to present a lecture at Florida Gulf Coast University called “The Two Americas: Can Americans See America the Way the Rest of the World Does?” So we thought we’d catch up with her beforehand to get a preview.