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Kai Bird

Executive Director and Distinguished Lecturer, Leon Levy Center for Biography, City University of New York Graduate Center

Kai Bird is the executive director and distinguished lecturer of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at City University of New York Graduate Center. A historian and journalist, he is the author or co-author of seven books. These include American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter, and his memoir, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate. Bird is the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Alicia Patterson Foundation, among others. He is an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians and an editorial board member of The Nation. Bird has received a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, and the Duff Cooper Prize for History.

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