Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, MPA '88 - A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Pulitzer prize winners and co-authors three best-selling books Nicholas Kristof, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, MPA ’88, senior banker and former business editor at The New York Times, will discuss their new book “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale/signing will follow the discussion.
“A Path Appears” brings to light the struggles faced by women and girls around the world, and highlights people and initiatives that are working to address oppression and expand opportunity. The book is the subject of a three-part documentary which airs on PBS January 26, 2015.
WuDunn works with entrepreneurs in new media, media technology and social enterprise at a small investment banking boutique in New York City. She previously served as vice president in the investment management division at Goldman Sachs and as a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust. WuDunn also worked at The New York Times as a business executive and journalist, including management roles in both the strategic planning and circulation sales departments; the role of editor for international markets, energy and industry; and the position of foreign correspondent for Tokyo and Beijing.
Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and op-ed columnist at The New York Times, is known for his human rights advocacy and efforts to give a voice to the voiceless. In 1990, Kristof and WuDunn, who was then a journalist at The New York Times, became the first husband-wife team to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof won his 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.”