Dallas Morning News
Originally Posted: Aug 6, 2015
Pulitzer Prize winners David McCullough and Nicholas Kristof are among the headliners who will be speaking this fall on behalf of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
McCullough, the famed chronicler of American history, will discuss his latest book, The Wright Brothers, at noon Nov. 20 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. McCullough has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor; two Pulitzers; and the National Book Award, among other honors.
Tickets are $75, and books will be available for purchase.
The council has also secured New York Times columnist and author Kristof as the featured speaker for two programs Sept. 15.
Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, won a Pulitzer for international reporting in 1990 for their coverage of the violence in China’s Tiananmen Square. He was awarded a second Pulitzer for commentary in 2006. He will discuss the philanthropic theme of his latest book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, which he co-wrote with WuDunn.
The Kristof event opens at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at Parish Episcopal School followed by the talk and a book signing. Tickets are $45 and include a copy of A Path Appears.
The program will be hosted in cooperation with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University and Gendercide Awareness Project.
Earlier that day, Kristof will address a World Affairs Council luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Club, which is presenting the program in partnership with the council. Tickets are $75 and include a copy of A Path Appears.
A speech by a top FBI agent will open the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth’s Saturdays at the Warwick Melrose speaker series on Aug. 15.
Thomas M. Class Sr. is the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas division and a veteran of the agency’s national security efforts. The program begins with registration and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. followed by Class’ presentation.
The council will also present espionage writer and former CIA spy Jason Matthews in a program titled “Out of the Secrecy, Into the Novel.” Matthews’ latest thriller, Palace of Treason, is set in contemporary Moscow.
The Sept. 10 event begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. program and book signing at The Highland hotel. Tickets are $40.
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