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Barbara Crossette, a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, is the author of several books on Asia, including “So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas” (1995) and “The Great Hill Stations of Asia” (1998), and on India, including Facing the 21st Century” (1993) and “India: Old Civilization in a New World” (2000). From 1994 to 2001, she was The New York Times bureau chief at the United Nations and was previously a Times chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia and a diplomatic reporter in Washington. She has also reported from Central America, the Caribbean and Canada, and been deputy foreign editor and senior editor in charge of the Times? weekend news operations.
Ms. Crossette has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and in 1980-81 was a Fulbright teaching fellow in journalism at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, which numbers among numerous other academic appointments. She is now a travel essayist and a freelance writer on foreign policy and international affairs. Her articles and essays appear periodically in World Policy Journal, published at the New School University in New York. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Women?s Foreign Policy Group.
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