Elizabeth Becker

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Elizabeth Becker is an award-winning author and journalist with deep experience in Cambodia. As a New York Times correspondent she covered international economics, foreign affairs, the military and agriculture. 

She began her career as a war correspondent in Cambodia for the Washington Post and later became one of only two reporters allowed into Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge where she interviewed Pol Pot. She is the author of When the War Was Over, a modern history of Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, which was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards and is now a classic.  

She was the Senior Foreign Editor of National Public Radio and most recently is the author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, which was named one of Amazon's top non-fiction books of the year.
Becker holds a degree in Asian studies from the University of Washington and did language studies at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthaan in Agra, India. 

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