Steven Lee Myers Discusses The New Tsar at Menlo College

Steven Lee Myers, a 26-year veteran of The New York Times, will be on the Menlo College Campus on Tuesday, November 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss his biography of Vladimir Putin–The New Tsar, published by Alfred A. Knopf Books in September 2015. The presentation will allow for a Q & A about Myers’ extensive experience reporting from Russia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and, as well, New York City and Washington D.C. in the United States. The event will take place in Room 407 of Brawner Hall (The Pit).

Steven Lee Myers is a correspondent in the Washington Bureau of The New York Times who covers foreign policy and national security issues. He returned recently from Moscow, where he worked as bureau chief in 2013 and 2014. He previously served as a correspondent and bureau chief there from 2002 to 2007, covering Russia and the other former Soviet republics.

Mr. Myers began his career at The Times in 1989 and worked in New York City until moving to Washington in 1996, where he covered first the State Department and then the Pentagon through the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

He has reported on conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Chechnya and Iraq. In 2003, he was “embedded” with the Army’s Third Infantry Division during the invasion and reported extensively on the division’s experience there and back home that year. He returned to Iraq as a correspondent and later bureau chief from 2009 to 2011.

In Washington, he also covered the White House during the presidency of George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008 and has written on the State Department during the tenures now of five different Secretaries of State, most recently Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry.

Born in Los Angeles in 1965, Mr. Myers received a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with honors in 1987.  As a Rotary International scholar, he received a master’s degree, with distinction, in literature and art history from the University of Reading, Reading, England in 1989.