Tunku Varadarajan, a research fellow in journalism at Stanford University and the editor of Newsweek Global, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, April 1 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
Varadarajan will give a talk titled “An Essential American Reading List: An Immigrant’s Gude to the (Conservative) American Soul” at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Born in New Delhi, India, Varadarajan completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in law at Oxford University. Several years after his graduation he began working in journalism, writing and editing for the Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, while also writing freelance pieces for publications including The New York Times, the Financial Times, and CNN/SI.
After working as an editor and writer for these publications, in 2009 Varadarajan began working for the Daily Beast, for which he still serves as a writer-at-large. More recently, Varadarajan has returned to work in academic settings, teaching at Stern Business School at New York University from 2007 to 2010. In 2007, Varadarajan also began an ongoing stint as the Virginia Hobbes Carpenter Fellow in Journalism at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellow are Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.