Pulitzer Prize winner comes to campus

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 4, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Nicholas Kristof will deliver a lecture, “Why You Should Care About the World (and How You Can Change It!)” at Bloomsburg University. Sponsored by BU’s American Democracy Project, Vocation Exploration Initiative, and the College of Liberal Arts, Kristof will speak Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

A columnist for The New York Times since 2001, Kristof has spent his writing career traveling to more than 150 countries and living on four continents. His novels, co-written with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, include “Half the Sky” and “A Path Appears.” Both Pulitzer Prizes were for his coverage of Tiananmen Square and the genocide in Darfur. Kristof also received humanitarian awards, including the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A graduate of Harvard University, he studied law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before becoming a longtime foreign correspondent for The New York Times.

In his lecture, Kristof will share personal stories and practical advice about how to make a difference. A book signing will follow.

BU’s Vocation Exploration Initiative is designed to help students find a life purpose that goes beyond individual success, encouraging students to be engaged citizens both nationally and globally.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.