Sylvia Nasar
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Sylvia Nasar

Nasar was born in Rosenheim, Germany, to a Bavarian mother and an Uzbek father, Rusi Nasar, who later joined the CIA as an intelligence officer. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1951, then moved to Ankara, Turkey, in 1960. She graduated with a BA in Literature from Antioch College in 1970 and earned a Master's degree in Economics at New York University in 1976. For 4 years, she did research with Nobel Laureate Wassily Leontief. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Sylvia Nasar has nine videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1999 Ceremony as a Correspondent for the Economics of the New York Times. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 881 views per program. Most common tags: Economic Policy, Arts & Literature.

Appearances by Title:c. August 1, 1998 - Present Professor, Business Journalism, Columbia University Videos: 6


Correspondent, Economics, [New York Times] c. January 1, 1991 - c. December 31, 1999 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius</em>

    Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

    Sylvia Nasar talked about her book, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. She responded to telephone calls and…

  • After Words with Sylvia Nasar

    After Words with Sylvia Nasar

    Sylvia Nasar talked about her book on the history of economics, the study’s most influential theorists, and the intellectual…

  • <em>The Idea of Justice</em>

    The Idea of Justice

    In Amartya Sen’s latest work he argues that a just society consists of more than just a government and citizenry that abides by…

  • Science Writing

    Science Writing

    Panelists discussed writing bestselling science books. They talked about their work and reasons for their success. Bruce…

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