Barbara Borst worked for The Associated Press where she was an editor on the international desk, frequently reported from the United Nations and wrote on U.S. and international issues. As a special project for The AP, she planned, wrote and edited coverage of the 2006 U.S. elections for subscribers worldwide. Previously, she had been a free-lance UN correspondent for The Boston Globe. While based abroad for a dozen years, in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Paris and Toronto, she was a Paris correspondent for Inter Press Service news agency and reported frequently for Newsday, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, The Times (London), The Associated Press and others. Before working abroad, she was a staff writer for The Denver Post, a writer and editor for The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., and managing editor of Yacht Racing magazine.
She has taught at the NYU Center for Global Affairs since 2000, offering courses on the news media and global affairs, transitions to democracy, humanitarian aid and intervention, and non-governmental organizations. She received an NYU award for teaching excellence in February 2007.
She earned a B.A. in English from Yale University and a master’s in international affairs from Boston University’s overseas program in Paris.