Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist comes to Georgia Southern

Jozsef Papp

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, will present a lecture on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the PAC. The event is free and open to the public.

Kristof is expected to discuss his latest book authored with Sheryl WuDunn, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.” The presentation will offer “a road map to becoming the most effective global citizen we can be.”

“Kristof brings a fresh perspective to making a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged in the United States and globally,” said Dr. Chris Caplinger, director of FYE. “Kristof speaks frankly about the limitations of some forms of charity. Ultimately, though, he leaves us with a powerful call to action about how to engage effectively.”

Several Georgia Southern entities have partnered to bring Kristof to campus, but Caplinger said that the Student Abolitionist Movement (SAM) was essential for the coordination of the whole event.

“For the past several years, students involved in SAM on campus have educated their peers about human trafficking, an issue that Kristof and WuDunn first addressed in an earlier book, Half the Sky,” Caplinger said.