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NY Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof to Speak at Reed College

Nicholas D. Kristof will present “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m., in Reed College's Kaul Auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing in Gray lounge at 8:30 p.m.

Nicholas D. Kristof will discuss his work documenting global maltreatment of women and efforts to combat such oppression, as detailed in the book he and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, coauthored, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. He argues that women’s empowerment through autonomy and health is important not only from a human rights perspective, but also as key to economic progress. Kristof is a native Oregonian who has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to over 150 countries. As a journalist, he has reported on global poverty, health, and gender, and has coauthored, with his wife, two additional books. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist for the New York Times since 2001.

The lecture is sponsored by the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations, as well as by the student group Reedies for Sexual Health Awareness and the offices of student services and student activities. Reedies for Sexual Health, which is committed to raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about sexual and reproductive health, initiated the event.

For more information on Kristof, please visit American Speakers Bureau;; and

The lecture is free and open to the public.