[Webcast] Making a Global Difference in this Pandemic Era: A Fireside Chat with Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunnVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, a renowned journalistic team, have traveled the world and lived for many years in Asia, where their work won them the first Pulitzer Prize granted to a husband and wife. In this fireside chat, Nick and Sheryl will consider the political dimension of COVID-19, including the rise of nationalism and concerns that the ongoing pandemic could further enable opportunistic leaders, in the context of their abiding concern for those less fortunate around the world. Nick and Sheryl never miss the bright hopes of people and examples of exceptional goodness demonstrated in the most troublesome times--including those we’re living through right now.
Their passion has led Nick and Sheryl to important roles in the nonprofit and business worlds, and as joint authors of an exceptional series of books. Their most recent, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, goes deeply into the personal challenges of the people who rode the bus with Nick as children in rural Oregon, proposing actionable solutions to the problems of those on lower rungs of society. The book may be purchased by clicking here.
Join us to consider the interwoven concerns of our time, how to preserve our moral compass while facing a range of challenges from political to economic to health and equality, and to share the insights of two extraordinary people.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn has coauthored five books, including A Path Appears about a higher vision of charitable giving, Half the Sky, a landmark work on global issues around women, and China Wakes and Thunder from the East, key works recognizing the economic rise of Asia over the past sixty years. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Now an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Kristof was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his columns on Darfur.
Nick was a Rhodes Scholar, and a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. Sheryl is a third generation Chinese American. She graduated from Cornell University, and holds graduate degrees from Harvard Business School and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and has served on the Boards of Trustees of Cornell and Princeton.
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