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

Suzy Hansen is an American journalist and author. Courtesy Westminster Town Hall Forum.

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.