Ian Buruma is an award-winning journalist and writer. He was educated in Holland and Japan, where he studied Chinese literature and Japanese cinema. In the 1980s, he worked as a journalist, and spent much of his early writing career travelling and reporting from all over Asia.
Buruma now writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, most frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, and NRC Handelsblad. He is the 2008 recipient of Holland's prestigious Erasmus Prize, as well as the 2008 winner of Stanford University's Shorenstein Journalism Award. Ian Buruma has been the Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism here at Bard since 2003.
-Ian Buruma's website: http://www.ianburuma.com/
- Ian Buruma speaks on the topic of National identity at the Salzburg Seminar session entitled "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity":
- Short interview with Ian Buruma presenting his thoughts on Islamofascism, Militant Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Islam & democracy, and Muslims in Europe: