Book Discussion on Half the Sky
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talked about their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf;… read more
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talked about their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In their book the husband and wife team profile women living in Africa and Asia who have overcome terrible odds to make lives for themselves. They talked about how they became involved in the subject, told examples of the stories they covered, and talked about the global economic implications and how progress is made. Slides were also shown. The authors were interviewed on stage by Lisa Belkin. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Nicholas Kristof is a columnist and Sheryl WuDunn is a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times. They were the recipeints of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the democracy movement in China and are the co-authors of China Wakes and Thunder from the East.
This event was part of the New York Times' “Times Talks” interview series held at the Times Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Lisa Belkin Contributing Writer New York Times Magazine
- Nicholas D. Kristof Columnist New York Times->Op-Ed
- Sheryl WuDunn Correspondent (Former) New York Times
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