Nicholas Kristof speaks at Georgia Southern

Chris Rossmann

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof spoke Monday night at the Performing Arts Center on campus.

 Kristof spoke to several hundred students about their ability to change the world.

He spoke about changing the world by going out and experiencing as much of the world as possible. Kristof emphasized that to truly make a difference; you must first leave your comfort zone and gain a better perspective on the problems of the world.

 Kristof spoke about creating change by going out and experiencing as much of the world as possible. He stressed that to truly make a difference; you must first leave your comfort zone and gain a better perspective on the problems of the world.

 To close, Kristof remarked about how sometimes our efforts feel like they just drops in a bucket; that the small acts we do don’t have an effect on the bigger problem.

 “One of the reasons we tend to not engage is the sense that anything we do is just a drop in the bucket. We can’t solve any of these problems in just one try. But I am a great believer in drops in a bucket. At the end of the day, that’s how buckets get filled, drop by drop.” Kristof said.

 If you’re looking to get engaged and make a difference in some of the problems Kristof talked about, there is an International Fair on campus tomorrow.