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M.Sc. with Honors
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 1992
Recipient of two merit awards: The Philip Greer Scholarship Award for Financial Writing and The New York Financial Writers’ Association C. Normal Stabler Scholarship

M.A., French Language & Literature
Middlebury College, 1989
Thesis topic: Le rôle des femmes dans Tristan et Iseult
(The Role of Women in Tristan and Iseult)

B.A., Comparative Literature
Smith College, 1988

Vanity Fair, Condé Nast, New York, NY
Contributing Editor, 2001–present

The New York Times, New York, NY
Contributing Columnist, “Money Trails”, 2003–2005

Fortune, Time Inc., New York, NY
Senior Writer, 1997–1999

Forbes, Forbes Inc., New York, NY
Senior Editor, 1995–1997
Staff Writer, 1993–1995
Fact Checker, 1992–1993

Drug Merchandising, Maclean Hunter Ltd., Toronto, ON
Assistant Editor, 1990–1991

Paris Passion, Paris, France
Editorial Assistant, 1988–1989

BOOKS EDITED

How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018

BOOKS WRITTEN

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
Doubleday, 2013

Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner
HarperCollins, 2004

BOOKS CO-WRITTEN

The Art of Clairtone: The Making of a Design Icon, 1958-1971
McClelland & Stewart, 2008

Urbanhound: The New York City Dog’s Ultimate Survival Guide
City & Company, 2001

FEATURE ARTICLES (SELECT)

“Jackie Gilmore”
Honored, 2019

“A First-Hand Look at Atrocity, by a ‘Privileged’ Witness”
The Toronto Star, 2018

“How Warren Buffett’s Son Would Feed the World”
The Atlantic, 2016

“The Met’s Grand Gamble”
Vanity Fair, 2010

“Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard”
Vanity Fair, 2009

“My Father’s Brilliant Mistake”
Canadian Business, 2008

“Jeffrey Sach’s $200 Billion Dream”
Vanity Fair, 2007

“Greenwich’s Outrageous Fortunes”
Vanity Fair, 2006

“Steve Wynn’s Biggest Gamble”
Vanity Fair, 2005

“Don’t Blink. You’ll Miss the 258th Richest American”
The New York Times, 2005

“Steve Case’s New Act: You’ve Got Revolution!”
The New York Times, 2005

“My Generation: Hope I Shop Before I Get Old”
The New York Times, 2005

“Gunslingers No More”
The New York Times, 2005

“If You Don’t Like the Ride, Get Off”
The New York Times, 2005

“The Taking of Time Warner”
Vanity Fair, 2004

“Steve Case, Genius”
The New York Times, 2004

“Power Failure”
Vanity Fair, 2002

“In the Final Analysis”
Vanity Fair, 2001

“Dennis the Menace”
Vanity Fair, 2001

“How I Started a DotCom for Dogs”
The New York Times Magazine, 2000

“The Price of Freedom”
The New York Times Magazine, 2000

“It’s the IPO, Stupid!”
Vanity Fair, 2000

“The Eminence of Excess”
The New York Times Magazine, 1999

“Wall Street Follies”
The New Yorker, 1999

“Yo, Corporate America!”
Fortune, 1998

“Why Women Find Lauder Mesmerizing”
Fortune, 1998

“How Levi’s Trashed a Great American Brand”
Fortune, 1999

“Gap Gets It”
Fortune, 1998

ARTICLES IN PUBLISHED COLLECTIONS

“Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard,” Schools for Scandal: The Inside Dramas at 16 of America’s Most Elite Campuses, edited by Graydon Carter
(Simon & Schuster, 2018), pp. 335–357

“Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard,” The Great Hangover: 21 Takes of the New Recession from the Pages of Vanity Fair, edited by Graydon Carter
(Simon & Schuster, 2010), pp. 229–250

FELLOW

The John and Constance Birkelund Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, The New York Public Library, 2020-2021

WINNER

Outstanding Academic Title Award, Choice, 2019

FINALIST

National Business Book Award, 2014

WINNER

Albie Award, 2013

FINALIST

Governor General’s Literary Awards, Lionel Gelber Prize, 2013

NOMINEE

Henry & Anne Paolucci Book Award, 2013

WINNER

Excellence in Journalism Merit Award, Silurians Press Club, Arts and Culture Reporting, 2011

SHORTLIST

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, Magazine Category, 2010

WINNER

Front Page Award, New York Newswoman’s Association, In-Depth Magazine Reporting, 2010

WINNER

Front Page Award, New York Newswoman’s Association, Magazine Feature, 2007

WINNER

The LCCI Award for the Best Entertainment & Leisure Submission, Business Journalist of the Year Awards, 2004

WINNER

Front Page Award, New York Newswoman’s Association, Magazine Feature, 2001

WINNER

The Corporation of London Business Journalist of the Year (Overall Winner in All Categories), 1999

WINNER

The IFA Association Award for the Best Retail Submission, Business Journalist of the Year Awards, 1999

WINNER

New York Association of Black Journalists, Magazine Features, 1998

MODERATOR AND DISCUSSANT (POSTPONED)

The Tragedy of the Holocaust in Hungary, Liberation75, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, June 1, 2020

GUEST LECTURER

Providence College, Providence, RI, October 8, 2019

MODERATOR

The Holocaust and Now: Opening Night Panel Discussion, Holocaust Education Week 2019, Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON, November 3, 2019

PANEL CHAIR AND DISCUSSANT

How It Happened: Reading and Panel Discussion, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, February 14, 2019

READER AND DISCUSSANT

How It Happened: Reading and Panel Discussion, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, December 4, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The Perils of Good Intentions, The Jepson Leadership Forum Lecture, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, February 24, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Societies, The International Forum, World University Service of Canada & Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, Ottawa, ON, January 22, 2016

DISCUSSANT

Nina Munk in Conversation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, October 21, 2015

READER AND DISCUSSANT

Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill, ME, August 14, 2014

GUEST LECTURER

Political Economy Project, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, April 15, 2014

GUEST LECTURER

Smith College, Northampton, MA, April 14, 2014

FEATURED SPEAKER

Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, February 20, 2014

FEATURED SPEAKER

Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, February 20, 2014

GUEST LECTURER

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 10, 2014

GUEST LECTURER

Global Development and Population Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, CA, February 7, 2014

GUEST LECTURER

The Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, February 6, 2014

FEATURED SPEAKER

Social Enterprise Institute at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, November 11, 2013

FEATURED SPEAKER

The Union Club, New York, NY, November 5, 2013

GUEST LECTURER

Annual Global Health Initiative Guest Lecture Series, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, October 30, 2013

FEATURED SPEAKER

The Rotary Club of New York, New York, NY, October 28, 2013

FEATURED SPEAKER

Lunch & Learn Series, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, September 18, 2013

“Q&A with Nina Munk,” University of Toronto Blog, December 2018

Etienne Tabbagh, “L’aide au développement a-t-elle la moindre efficacité?” Spla$h, Nouvelle Écoutes, June 11, 2018

Owen Bardner, “Nina Munk on Jeffrey Sachs,” Development Drums, March 10, 2014

Paul Costello, 1:2:1, Stanford University School of Medicine, February 24, 2014

Russ Baker, “Nina Munk on Poverty, Development, and The Idealist,” EconTalk, The Library of Economics and Liberty, January 27, 2014

Brian Lehrer, “Has Jeffrey Sachs Actually Helped to Ease Poverty?” The Brian Lehrer Show, WYNC New York Public Radio, September 30, 2013

Rob Cox, “Africa Needs a Different Approach to Poverty,” The Exchange, Reuters TV, September 24, 2013

Beverly Thompson and Marci Ien, “When Theory Meets Reality,” Canada AM, CTV News, September 18, 2013

Amy Costello, “Tracking One Man’s Quest to End Extreme Poverty,” Tiny Spark, September 18, 2013

Amanda Lang, The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, CBC TV, September 17, 2013

HuffPost Live, Huffington Post, September 16, 2013

Robert Milburn, “Idealism’s Reality Check,” Barron’s Penta, September 12, 2013

Maria Tremonti, “The Quest to End Poverty,” The Current, CBC Radio, September 10, 2013

Gene Epstein, “Book Discussion on The Idealist,” Book TV, C-Span, September 13, 2013

Michelle Caruso Cabrero, “Metropolitan Opera Woes,” Power Lunch, CNBC, April 9, 2010

Linda Wertheimer, “Harvard University Staggers as Endowment Shrinks,” Morning Edition, NPR, July 20, 2009