Elizabeth Becker

Elizabeth Becker

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Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times, the Senior Foreign Editor at National Public Radio and a Washington Post correspondent. She began her career as a war reporter in Cambodia in 1972, interviewed Pol Pot and is an expert on the Khmer Rouge and modern Cambodia. She is the author of OVERBOOKED, the Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism; WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge; AMERICA'S VIETNAM WAR; and BOPHANA. At The New York Times, Ms. Becker covered the Pentagon, homeland security, international economics, and agriculture. As the Times International Economics correspondent, she reported on trade and globalization from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Before joining the Times, she was the Senior Foreign Editor at NPR where she directed all foreign coverage. She received two DuPont-Columbia Awards as executive producer for reporting of South Africa’s first democratic elections and the Rwanda genocide. She was as a member of the New York Times staff that won the 2002 Pulitzer for public service. She also won awards from the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, the Overseas Press Club and the North American Agricultural Journalist Association. She holds a degree in South Asian studies from the University of Washington and also studied at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthaan in Agra, India. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the boards of directors of Oxfam America and the Arthur Burns Foundation.
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