Barbara Crossette

PassBlue; The Nation; Former Carnegie Council Trustee

Barbara Crossette

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.

Last Updated: January 31, 2019