Columnist, International Herald Tribune, Paris
David Rubenstein Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2009
John Vinocur writes the “Politicus” column for the International Herald Tribune, syndicated by the New York Times. Following his assignments as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times in Bonn (1977-82) and Paris (1982-85), Vinocur served as the paper’s metropolitan editor, in charge of the Times’ coverage of New York and its region.
Vinocur became executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in 1986 and served in that post, and as IHT’s vice president, until 1996, when he resumed writing for the newspaper. Since then, he has also contributed articles to such publications as Foreign Affairs and New York Times Magazine. In 1986, Vinocur won the Polk Award, one of America’s leading journalistic distinctions for magazine writing. In June 2008, he was made a Chevalier of the French Legion d’Honneur.