The Parish Academy of Global Studies (AGS), through our partnership with DFW World Affairs Council, is pleased to present Nicholas Kristof as part of its Distinguished Speakers for the 2015-2016 school year. Kristof will speak at Parish on September 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Godwin Chapel. He will speak about his latest book, co-authored with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.
Tickets for the event are on sale now through the DFW World Affairs Council website. Members of the Parish Episcopal School community will receive the WAC member price of $30 per ticket. Register today!
Nicholas Kristof is a writing and reporting mainstay at The New York Times since the mid-1980s. On September 15, he will join the World Affairs Council in Dallas and Fort Worth for programs focusing on his latest book, A Path Appears.
His op-ed columns in The New York Times are regarded as human and accessible, clear communication about real-world situations.
Kristof is also a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He and his wife, former journalist Sheryl WuDunn, became the first married couple to receive a Pulitzer for journalism. In 1990, they won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage in The New York Times of the violence at China's Tiananmen Square in 1989. In 2006, Kristof won the Pulitzer for commentary — the judges awarded it 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." Kristof is also the subject of a 2009 documentary, Reporter, an HBO film that follows Kristof into Darfur to report on the human tragedy. The film's executive producer is movie star and human rights activist Ben Affleck.
Kristof, the son of university professors in Oregon, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard who, as a Rhodes Scholar, studied law at Oxford. He and WuDunn are the co-authors of several books. Among them is 2009's Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, an examination of the poor treatment and exploitation of women. The Public Broadcasting Service series Independent Lens based a documentary on Half the Sky in 2012. The writing couple's latest book is A Path Appears. It is described as a "road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be".