Barbara Crossette "was a journalist at The New York Times from 1973 to 2001, the last seven years as chief of its UN bureau. Previously she had been a correspondent in Southeast Asia, based in Bangkok; in South Asia, based in New Delhi; and a diplomatic reporter in the Washington bureau. She has also reported from Central America and the Caribbean, and served as senior editor in charge of weekend news operations. In 1991, Ms. Crossette won the George Polk Award for foreign reporting for her coverage of the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
"She is the author of India Facing the 21st Century (1993); So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (1995); and The Great Hill Stations of Asia (1998).
"She has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, was a Fulbright teaching fellow at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India; the 1994 Ferris Visiting Professor on Politics and the Press at Princeton University, and a Knight International Press Fellow in Brazil 2004-2005." 
- Trustee, Carnegie Council 
- Jury Member, Osborn Elliott Award for Excellence in Journalism on Asia 
- Advisory Council, Stanley Foundation 
- Network Member, Cultural Change Institute 
Resources and articles
- Barbara Crossette, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, accessed September 13, 2007.
- Trustees, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, accessed September 13, 2007.
- SHAI OSTER OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WINS ASIA SOCIETY OSBORN ELLIOTT JOURNALISM PRIZE, Asia Society, accessed June 30, 2008.
- Governance, Stanley Foundation, accessed December 23, 2008.
- Staff, Cultural Change Institute, accessed December 12, 2010.