Barbara Crossette

Barbara Crossette, United Nations correspondent for The Nation and the author of several books on Asia, was The New York Times bureau chief at the UN from 1994 to 2001 and earlier a Times chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia, where she won the George Polk Award for her coverage of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

In 2008 she received a Fulbright Award for contributions to international understanding, and in 2010 the Shorenstein Prize for her writing on Asia, awarded jointly by journalism centers at Harvard and Stanford. She is the author of So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas and The Great Hill Stations of Asia, and co-author of a chapter on India in Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World.