Nicholas Kristof to speak Oct. 4

Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author, will present “Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Kristof’s talk, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Lecture in Social Policy, is free and open to the public.


In his search to shed light on the profound challenges people living in underdeveloped countries must endure, Kristof frequently has placed himself in danger.

Despite the atrocities he has witnessed, the co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide remains committed to giving a voice to the most vulnerable.

Kristof’s lecture, part of the university’s Assembly Series, is sponsored by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the School of Law, the Association of Women Faculty, the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program in Arts & Sciences, GlobeMed and the Washington University Student Union.

For more information about this or any Assembly Series programs, call Kurt Mueller at (314) 935-4620.

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