Reservations still available for Nicholas Kristof talks

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NYTimes journalist will speak at two March 17 forums KENNESAW, Ga. (March 14, 2011) — Limited…

Georgia (Mar 2, 2011)NYTimes journalist will speak at two March 17 forums

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 14, 2011) — Limited reservations are still available for rescheduled lectures by New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof on March 17.  An earlier KSU appearance was canceled after Kristof was delayed while covering the democracy protests in Egypt.

Kristof, who has been credited with turning the world’s attention to the democracy movement in China, the crisis in Darfur and human rights abuses throughout Africa and Asia, will launch KSU’s “Pathways to Peace” lecture series. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorim of the new Prillaman Hall Health Sciences Building  and at 7 p.m. at the KSU Center on 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw.

 Since 1984, Kristof has covered economics and politics for The New York Times, served as a correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo and as associate managing editor of the Times Sunday edition.   He writes op-ed columns twice weekly.  With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, a former Times journalist, Kristof won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. He also won a Pulitzer for commentary in 2006 for a series of columns on the genocide in Darfur. Kristoff and WuDunn are authors of three books: “China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power” (1994); “Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia” (2001); and “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” (2009). 

Reservations are required for both KSU sessions. A limited number of reserved tickets are availalbe at www.kennesaw.edu/kristof.  E-mail other inquiries to fypevents@kennesaw.edu

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