Born on Nov 15, 1955
Norborne (Bill) Berkeley has taught journalism at Columbia University for ten years. He is a former editorial writer for The New York Times, where he specialized in international affairs and American foreign policy, and was previously a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic magazine in Africa and the Middle East. He wrote a book about war and genocide in Africa called "The Graves Are Not Yet Full." He is currently at work on a book about the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981, supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship among others. He was educated at Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he spent a year on a fellowship for journalists.
Since 2010 he has taught international journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai. For the academic year 2011-2012 he did so for the entire year on a Fulbright Scholarship.