Journalist Nicholas Kristof delivers Tate Lecture March 3

nicholas-kristof-200.jpgPulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will discuss his reporting on some of the world’s most difficult stories in SMU’s 2008-09 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series March 3. The lecture takes place at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.

Kristof, who has written for the Times since 1984, covered the 2000 presidential campaign and has written on subjects ranging from economics to 21st-century sex slavery. In 1990 he and his wife, fellow Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn, became the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for his commentary on the genocide in Darfur.

Since 2006, The New York Times has sponsored a “Win a Trip With Nicholas Kristof” contest, in which both students and teachers apply for the chance to travel and report with the columnist. A documentary of the 2007 trip, “Reporter,” premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January, where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. This year’s contest winners will join Kristof on a journey to Africa.

In addition, Kristof will participate in the Turner Construction/Wachovia Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the entire SMU community is invited.

Learn more about the remaining Tate season and the Student Forum series for the community at

More on the 2009 “Win a Trip With Nicholas Kristof” competition
Read an SMU Forum report on Kristof’s April 2007 campus visit