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University Lectures presents Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof on Nov. 3
Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times columnist, will share his experiences on reporting from conflicted parts of the world during the next University Lectures presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Kristof’s presentation, “Half the Sky,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel and is free and open to the public. Reduced-rate parking will be available in the Irving Garage. CART and sign language interpreters will be available for all University Lectures this season.
The lecture is co-sponsored by Karl Solibakke for the Bachmann Conference, the School of Education, the Newhouse School of Public Communications and SU’s Humanities Center as part of the 2010 Syracuse Symposium.
Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He graduated from Harvard College, Phi Beta Kappa, and then won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. He has lived on four continents, reported on six and traveled to 140 countries.
After joining The New York Times in 1984, initially covering economics, he served as a correspondent in Los Angeles and as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. In 2000, he covered the presidential campaign and is the author of the chapter on Bush in the reference book “The Presidents.” He later was associate managing editor of the Times, responsible for Sunday editions.
In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof and WuDunn are also authors of “China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power” (Vintage Books, 1995), “Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia” (Knopf, 2000) and “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” (Knopf, 2009). Haunted by what he has seen in Darfur, Kristof has traveled to the region four times to provide coverage of the genocide that is unfolding there. In 2006, he won his second Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his “graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”
The last scheduled guest for the 2010 fall semester is Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and faculty director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (Nov. 16).