Barbara Crossette is contributing editor and writer for PassBlue, a fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the United Nations correspondent for The Nation. She is also a Carnegie Council board member and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, Crossette was the UN bureau chief for The New York Times from 1994 to 2001 and before that its chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia.
In 1991, Crossette won the George Polk Award for foreign reporting for her coverage of the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In 2008 she received a Fulbright Award for contributions to international understanding and in 2010, the Shorenstein Prize, awarded by media centers at Harvard and Stanford, for writings on Asia that enhanced understanding of the region in the West. She is the author of India Facing the 21st Century (1993); So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (1995); and The Great Hill Stations of Asia (1998). She has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, was a Fulbright teaching fellow at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India; the 1994 Ferris visiting professor on politics and the press at Princeton University, and a Knight International press fellow in Brazil 2004–2005.
- The Failure of the Mainstream Media to Cover the UN: Who's to Blame?
- A Fragile New Burma
- International Reporting and the Brave New World of New Journalism
- UN Population Fund Report
- Barbara Crossette Interviews Nandan Nilekani
- Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation
- The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
- The Question Is: Can the UN Survive the Trump Era?
- Helpless Bosnia and Its Women, 20 Years After Ethnic War
- SUSTAINABILITY FORUM: The Population and Sustainability Debate
- The Parliament of Man (Paul Kennedy); Secretary or General? (Simon Chesterman, editor); The Best Intentions (James Traub) [Full Text]
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017