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Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.

Mr. Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with first class honors. He later studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei. While working in France after high school, he caught the travel bug and began backpacking around Africa and Asia during his student years, writing articles to cover his expenses. Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island.

3 Responses to Nicholas D. Kristof

  1. Kang Sun says:

    Your artical re: China education vs US. You did not comment on the most critical issue regarding education in China vs the US. The single most critical issue is the Teachers Unions in the US. It has become obvious that the primary interest is benefits and salaries, instead of student education. The second issue is parent involvement is their childs education. To fire a teached in the US is almost inposible. What to do? Agood start would be for you to write an artical about this issue. Will you write an artical regarding this issue??

    Kang Sun

  2. Jessica Macias says:

    Mr. Kristof,
    I am currently doing a presentation for my Cultural Anthropology and just finished reading the article “Who Needs Love” In japan Many Couples Don’t, and i was hoping you could answer a couple of questions for me. I am doing a powerpoint presentation based on this article and i was wondering what made you look into and interview married couples in Japan? Was it the complete culture difference? Are there any videos that could help me better understand possibly and interview to present to the class so they could grasp it better? If you could have added more information for people to better understand the article what would it have been?

  3. Michelle says:

    I watched the screening of Half the Sky over a year ago with a group of women I organized. I am so impassioned for supporting womens empowerment and equal rights. I am currently reading Half the Sky and just completed a TEDxWomen event in San Francisco called TEDxFiDiWomen. I was so excited to see your name on the TEDxWomen lineup and I would be so incredibly honored, inspired, and grateful to have a conversation with you. I will be organizing other TEDx events and in addition, I have a women’s organization/startup called Women Enough which is a social venture focused on women advancing women.

    I will be walking across america to interview women for a documentary and I would love to support your message and all of the women you support! Thank you for the massive support and impact you have on women worldwide!!