Prof. Barbara Borst
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.
Stories contributed by Prof. Borst’s students:
“Psychics, Sports and Statisticians” Who or what best predicts a presidential win? by Danny Butterfoss
“Whose Land is This Land?” Why an oil-rich nation led by a powerful leftist can’t build houses for its poor by Michael Miller
“Not So Fast” Immigrants in Spain ignore government incentives meant to coax them to leave by Jelena Kopanja
“Maybe You’ll Never Be an Investment Banker” Bad news and survival strategies for people graduating in tough times by Adriana Loeff
“Is it Black Art, or Just Art?” As Obama’s presidential run reignites debates over race and identity, African-American artists take up similar questions by Michael Miller
“None of the Above” Some young leftists suspect neither Clinton nor Obama can cure what ails us by Michael Miller
“Never Settle” Spending her twenties trying home after home by Julia Furlan
“Reviled Criminal Starts Over, at 70” After escaping death row, he painted, wrote a book and claimed he’d reformed–but his victims’ defenders won’t forgive him for the murder he committed at 25. by Lance Steagall
“Young Househunters See Opportunity in Crisis” Some seize the chance to own houses formerly out of reach by Adriana Loeff
“House of Cards” As construction jobs disappear, Latin immigrants are sending less money home by Jelena Kopanja