Journalist, author, two time Pulitzer Prize winner
Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since 2001. He grew up on a farm in Oregon, graduated from Harvard, studied law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and then studied Arabic in Cairo.
After joining The New York Times in 1984, he served as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, and he speaks Chinese, Japanese and other languages. Kristof has won two Pulitzer prizes, along with many other awards including the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written several best-selling books, including “China Wakes” and his latest, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” A documentary film, “Reporter,” was made about him and shown on HBO, and a TV documentary about “Half the Sky” is now in production for airing on PBS.
Kristof has lived on four continents and traveled to more than 150 countries. He was The New York Times’s first blogger and has more than 1 million followers on Twitter, and half a million on Facebook and Google+. He serves on the boards of Harvard University and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.