editorial writer, The Boston Globe
Alan Berger joined *The Boston Globe* in 1982 as an editorial writer. He is an expert on foreign policy and security issues. Berger wrote a column about the world press for the *Globe* before joining the editorial page, and also was a freelance writer for several publications. He taught literature and philosophy at MIT, where he was an assistant professor. Berger has a BA from Harvard in history and literature, and an MA in comparative literature from Cornell.