Barbara Borst, an adjunct professor at the Center for Global Affairs, teaches courses on democratic transitions, news media and international affairs, children and youth in the global context, African affairs, and writing. She has led classes to Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. She also teaches at NYU’s Journalism Institute.
While based abroad for a dozen years, in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Paris and Toronto, she reported for Newsday, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times and Inter Press Service news agency. At The Associated Press, she was as an editor on the international desk and frequently reported from the United Nations. She holds a BA from Yale and an MA from Boston University.