Celebrated author and columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times will headline a World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth program. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will discuss making a difference in the lives of others, the theme of his latest book, A Path Appears, co-authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Ticket purchasers receive a copy of the book.
The Dallas program is presented by the World Affairs Council in partnership with Parish Episcopal School. The event begins with a 6:30 pm reception followed by a program and book signing at the Parish Midway Campus.
In 1990, Kristof and WuDunn became the first married couple to receive a Pulitzer for journalism when they won for International Reporting with their coverage in The New York Times of the violence at China's Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Kristof won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for commentary. The judges cited 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."
In 2009, Kristof was the subject of an HBO documentary, Reporter. Film crews followed Kristof as he went into Darfur to report on the human tragedy. The film's executive producer was film star and human rights activist Ben Affleck.
This program is hosted in cooperation with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU and Gendercide.