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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Katrina vanden Heuvel, 2011
Born October 7, 1959 (age 55)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Editor, publisher and entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Stephen F. Cohen (m. 1988)
Children Nicola (b. 1991)
Parent(s) Jean Stein and William vanden Heuvel
Relatives Jules and Doris Stein (maternal grandparents)
Katrina vanden Heuvel (/ˈvændənhuːvəl/; born October 7, 1959) is the editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation. She has been the magazine's editor since 1995. She is a frequent commentator on numerous political television programs. Vanden Heuvel is a self-described liberal and progressive. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Vanden Heuvel was born in New York City, the daughter of Jean Stein, an heiress, best-selling author, and editor of the literary journal Grand Street, and William vanden Heuvel, an attorney, former US ambassador, member of John F. Kennedy's administration, businessman, and author.
William vanden Heuvel
William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (born April 14, 1930) is an attorney, former diplomat, businessman and author.
He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The Nation magazine and Wendy vanden Heuvel from his marriage to author/editor Jean Stein, the wealthy daughter of Jules C. Stein, founder of MCA.
Vanden Heuvel was born in Rochester, New York and attended public schools in New York. He is a graduate of Deep Springs College and Cornell University. At Cornell Law School, he was editor-in-chief of Cornell's law review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1952. He joined the law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine as an Associate in 1952, his first law firm.
As an early protégé of Office of Strategic Services founder William Joseph Donovan, vanden Heuvel served at the U.S. embassy (1953–1954) in Bangkok, Thailand as Donovan's Executive Assistant. Afterward, in 1958, vanden Heuvel served as Counsel to New York State Governor Averell Harriman."... not one plan or proposal, made anywhere in the democracies by either Jews or non-Jewish champions of the Jews after the Nazi conquest of Europe, could have rescued one single Jew who perished in the Holocaust." -- William vanden Heuvel
-- "The Abandonment of the Jews," by David S. Wyman
He became U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's assistant in 1962 and was involved in Kennedy's 1964 and 1968 political campaigns. As special assistant to Attorney General Kennedy, vanden Heuvel played the key role in court orchestrating the desegregation of the Prince Edward County school system in Virginia. This action expanded the scope of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.
In 1965 he joined Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, as Senior Partner, where he practiced international and corporate law. He is currently Senior Counsel to the firm.
In the 1970s, vanden Heuvel, as Chairman of the New York City Board of Corrections led a campaign to investigate conditions in the city’s prison system. He has had a lifelong involvement in the reform of the criminal justice system.
He served as Ambassador to the European office of the United Nations in Geneva (1977–79) and United States Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (1979–1981) during the Jimmy Carter Administration.
Vanden Heuvel has held directorships in a number of public companies. They include: the U.S. Banknote Corporation, Time Warner, Inc., and the North Aegean Petroleum company, and others. Since 1984 he has been a Senior Advisor to the investment banking firm Allen & Company.
Currently he is Chairman of the American Austrian Foundation and Co-chairman of the Council of American Ambassadors. Since 1984 vanden Heuvel has been Chairman of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Governor and former Chairman of the United Nations Association, and has written extensively on the United Nations and American foreign policy. He is also a member of Collegium International, an organazation of leaders with political, scientific, and ethical expertise whose goal is to provide new approaches in overcoming the obstacles in the way of a peaceful, socially just and an economically sustainable world. He served as an honorary chairman of The OSS Society.
She has one sister and two step-siblings. Her maternal grandparents were Music Corporation of America founder Jules C. Stein and Doris Babbette Jones (originally Jonas).
Jules C. Stein
Dr. Jules C. Stein (April 26, 1896 – April 29, 1981) was an American musician, physician, and business leader.
He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and received degrees from the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College. He founded the Music Corporation of America (MCA) in 1924.
Stein and his wife Doris founded the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in the 1960s.
He died in Los Angeles, aged 85.
His widow, Doris J. Stein, founded the Doris J. Stein Foundation in Beverly Hills, California. Doris Stein, and her daughter, Mrs. Susan Shiva, both died from breast cancer the same year (1984) within months of each other.
Dr. Stein was the grandfather of the noted journalist and television personality Katrina vanden Heuvel, who publishes The Nation.
Through her maternal grandmother, vanden Heuvel is a distant cousin of actor and comedian George Jessel. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Dutch and Belgian ancestry.[/b]
Vanden Heuvel graduated from the Trinity School in 1977. She studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism and serving as editor-in-chief of the Nassau Weekly. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1981.
During her undergraduate years at Princeton, she served as editor of the Nassau Weekly, a school publication, and had an internship at National Lampoon magazine in 1978. She also worked as a production assistant at ABC television. According to a Princeton alumni publication, during her junior year, she had already worked "as a The Nation intern for nine months after taking the 'Politics and the Press' course taught by Blair Clark, the magazine's editor from 1976 to 1978" and "returned to The Nation in 1984 as assistant editor for foreign affairs".
As an owner of The Nation, she is one of a group of investors brought together in 1995 by then-editor Victor Navasky in a for-profit partnership to buy the magazine – which was then losing $500,000 a year – from investment banker Arthur L. Carter. The investors included, among others, Paul Newman, E.L. Doctorow, Alan Sagner (former Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman), and Peter Norton (Norton Utilities software creator).
In 1989, vanden Heuvel was promoted to The Nation's editor-at-large position, responsible for its coverage of the USSR. In 1990, she co-founded Vy i My (You and We), a quarterly feminist journal linking American and Russian women. In 1995, vanden Heuvel was made editor of The Nation. Her blog at The Nation is called "Editor's Cut". She writes an op-ed column for The Washington Post.
In a 2005 interview with Theodore Hamm in The Brooklyn Rail, vanden Heuvel describes the contents of The Nation and its larger role in news media: "Ideas, policy, activism, reporting, investigative reporting, as well as cultural pieces, reviews, writing. I hope people understand that about a third of this magazine, every week, is a very well edited, fascinating, cultural section, featuring reviews to people’s of the big books as well as some of the under-appreciated, under-the-radar, independent books and films and art. But the main part of The Nation is to put on the agenda the ideas and views and news that might not otherwise be there, to comment—from our perspective—on the news of the week—and to provide strategies and some measure of hope in these times."
She is the co-editor of Taking Back America – And Taking Down The Radical Right (Nation Books, 2004) and, most recently, editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms (Nation Books, 2005). She co-edited (with her husband, Stephen F. Cohen) Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865–1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001. She is also a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC's This Week, as well as on MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Vanden Heuvel serves on the Institute for Policy Studies Board of Trustees.
In 1988, vanden Heuvel married Stephen F. Cohen, a writer on the Soviet Union and a professor of Russian Studies at Princeton University for 30 years, subsequently at New York University. They were married by Presbyterian minister and peace activist William Sloane Coffin in a non-denominational ceremony. They have one daughter, Nicola, born in 1991. The family resides in the Upper West Side section of the Manhattan borough of New York City.
Vanden Heuvel is a recipient of Planned Parenthood's Maggie Award for her 2003 article, "Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia," a report on the pro-life movement in that country. The special issue she conceived and edited, "Gorbachev's Soviet Union", was awarded New York University's 1988 Olive Branch Award. Vanden Heuvel was also co-editor of Vyi i Myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter.
Vanden Heuvel has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including the Liberty Hill Foundation, the Correctional Association and the Association for American-Russian Women. In 2003, she received the NYCLU's Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy.
She was the recipient of the American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee's 2003 "Voices of Peace" award. Vanden Heuvel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the board of the Institute for Policy Studies, the World Policy Institute, the Correctional Association of New York, and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and previously served on the board of the Institute for Women's Policy Research.
Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (1990), co-authored with husband Stephen F. Cohen (ISBN 0-393-30735-2)
A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy, and September 11, 2001 (2002), edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel (ISBN 1-56025-400-9)
Taking Back America – And Taking Down the Radical Right (2004), edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert Borosage (ISBN 1-56025-583-8)
Dictionary of Republicanisms: The Indispensable Guide to What They Really Mean When They Say What They Think You Want to Hear (2005) by Katrina vanden Heuvel (ISBN 1-56025-789-X)
The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama. New York: Nation Books. 2011. ISBN 978-1-56858-688-5.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Katrina vanden Heuvel (born October 7, 1959) is the editor, part-owner, and publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation. She has been the magazine's editor since 1995 and a frequent guest on numerous television programs. Vanden Heuvel is a self described liberal.
Katrina vanden Heuvel is a recipient of Planned Parenthood's Maggie Award for her article, "Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia." The special issue she conceived and edited, "Gorbachev's Soviet Union," was awarded New York University's 1988 Olive Branch Award. Vanden Heuvel was also co-editor of Vyi i Myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter.
She has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association and The Association for American-Russian Women. In 2003, she received the New York Civil Liberties Union's Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy. She is also the recipient of The American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee's 2003 "Voices of Peace" award. Vanden Heuvel is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and she also serves on the board of The Institute for Women's Policy Research, The Institute for Policy Studies, The World Policy Institute, The Correctional Association of New York and The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.
She is also an owner of The Nation, being one of a handful of investors brought together in 1995 by then-Editor Victor Navasky in a for-profit partnership to buy the magazine - then losing $500,000 a year more - from investment banker Arthur Carter. This group of investors included, among others, former Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman Alan Sagner, novelist E.L. Doctorow, actor Paul Newman and Peter Norton, creator of the Norton Utilities software.
Born in 1959, vanden Heuvel studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1981. She worked as a production assistant at ABC Television. According to a Princeton alumni publication, during her Junior year she had already worked "as a Nation intern for nine months after taking the 'Politics and the Press' course taught by Blair Clark, the magazine's editor from 1976 to 1978" and "returned to The Nation in 1984 as assistant editor for foreign affairs."
Her father William vanden Heuvel served between 1953 and 1954 as executive assistant to William Joseph Donovan, founder of the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)), during Donovan's tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand. By the early 1960s vanden Heuvel was a special assistant to New York Governor Averell Harriman and then to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In 1976 Bill vanden Heuvel was chairman of Jimmy Carter's New York primary campaign committee. Following Carter's victory, vanden Heuvel served from 1979 until 1981 as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador. Today he sits on the board of the United Nations Association-USA and several other organizations.
Her mother is Jean Stein, an editor and daughter of Music Corporation of America founder Jules C. Stein.
In 1988 Katrina vanden Heuvel wed New York University history Professor Stephen F. Cohen, an expert on the Soviet Union. They have one daughter, Nicola.
In 1989 vanden Heuvel was promoted to The Nation's editor-at-large position, responsible for its coverage of the USSR. In 1990 she co-founded Vyi i Myi ("You and We"), a quarterly feminist journal linking American and Russian women. She also did reporting for the Moscow News. In 1995, vanden Heuvel was made editor of The Nation. She and Navasky moved aggressively to expand The Nation via radio, the Internet, books and other synergistic opportunities.
Vanden Heuvel's latest book is Taking Back America: And Taking Down the Radical Right (co-authored with Nation Contributing Editor Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future); it is published by Nation Books.
She and her husband are co-editors of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001.
She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and ABC, as well as a weekly guest pundit on the John Batchelor Show, heard on WABC New York and KFI Los Angeles. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Her weblog (thenation.com) is called "Editor's Cut".