Speaker Information
Global Issues 2017





Benjamin Barber

Benjamin Barber

Ben Barber writes on foreign affairs for The Huffington Post, American Legion Magazine and the Foreign Service Journal. He was State Department Bureau Chief for The Washington Times (1994-2003) and senior writer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (2003-2010). From 1980 to 1994 he was a foreign correspondent for the London Observer, USA Today, The Washington Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

Much of his work has focused on the third world. He has covered dozens of countries including Colombia, Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, China, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Nigeria.

Mr. Barber taught International Communications at Georgetown University and George Mason University. He also taught journalism for the U.S. Information Agency in ten African countries. He is the author of a book of photojournalism: Groundtruth: Work, Play and Conflict in the Third World (2014).