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Friday, March 25, 2011

Nicholas Kristof to speak at Yale: Topic is women

NEW HAVEN —New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will talk about his new book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” at 4:30 p.m.  April 5 in the Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.

His lecture is free and open to the public, according to a statement.

The visit is sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship at Timothy Dwight College, the statement said.
Kristof co-authored “Half the Sky” with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, who will be a senior fellow next fall at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the statement said. The two are also authors of “China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power” and “Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia.”
"In 1990 Kristof and WuDunn, then also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement," the statement said.
"They were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006, for what the judges called '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.'"

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