Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Student, University Iowa, 1968. Master of Arts in German Studies/Comparative Literature, Duke University, 1970.
Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies/Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1978.
City editor, columnist, reporter, The Tennessean, Nashville, 1972-1986;
planning director, Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate, Nashville, 1986-1987;
assignment editor, Orange County (California) Register, 1988-1989;
opinion page editor, San Francisco Chronicle, 1989-1994;
self-employed editor/analyst international conferences, 1994-1997;
columnist on foreign affairs nationwide, since 1989;
editor-in-chief, Ferndale (California) Enterprise, 1996;
public, The Vande Berg World Report, since 1996;
national editor, Get Up and Go news magazine, since 1997. Seminar leader on media and ethics Academy Specialist Program, United States Information Agency, Pakistan, 1995, Lusaka, Zambia, 1994. Adjunct faculty University of California, Berkeley,1989.
Guest lecturer Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992, World Affairs Council and United Nations Association, San Francisco, 1991. Participant various symposia, seminars and conferences.
Member Council on Foreign Relations, New York chairman San Francisco Committee on Foreign Relations, since 1995. Advisory board, executive committee Institute International Education, since 1993. Docent San Francisco Museum Modern Art.
Member Council on Foreign Relations, Women in International Security, Women in Foreign Policy, National Association Opinion Page Editors (president 1993-1994), Commonwealth Club, Pacific Council on International Policy.