New York University Stern School of Business announced Monday that former Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Tunku Varadarajan has been appointed clinical professor of business, effective October 2007.
Currently a contributing editor at the Financial Times, Varadarajan will teach the course, “Business and its Publics,” to undergraduates, leveraging his experience in editorial writing, reporting and law to explore the dynamic relationship between business, society, markets, politics, media, art and culture. He will also teach the course, “The Media and the Business World,” to MBA students as part of the Schoolâ€™s Entertainment, Media and Technology Program, which offers more than 17 courses at the graduate level that focus on the marketing, finance, management, accounting, legal and economic issues facing entertainment and media firms.
“We are honored to welcome Tunku Varadarajan, a recognized business journalist and editor, to NYU Stern,” said Dean Thomas F. Cooley. “As a clinical professor, Tunku will infuse his classes with his firsthand knowledge of the media industry and share his perspectives on the role of media in shaping business issues.”
Varadarajan joins NYU Stern from The Journal, where he served as an assistant managing editor, and, previously, as the editorial features (or op-ed) editor, as well as chief television and media critic. During his tenure there, he tackled the issues of the day, informing the debate and dialogue of everything from religion to politics, entertainment to business.
Prior to working at The Journal, Varadarajan worked as an editorial writer for The Times of London, as well as its bureau chief in both Madrid and New York City. From 1988 to 1993, he was the Levine Memorial Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, Oxford University, where he received his B.A. in Law, with honors. In addition, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and is a Research Fellow at Stanford Universityâ€™s Hoover Institution.