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LIVE from the NYPL: NICHOLAS KRISTOF: Darfur The First Genocide of the 21st Century

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November 30, 2007

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture

The New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, will discuss genocide in Darfur based on his eight trips to the region, and the challenges of covering neglected stories from the developing world that the U.S. and other nations have failed to address. This presentation will be illustrated with photos and a video from Darfur.

About Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof writes op-ed columns for The New York Times. His columns have often focused on global health, poverty and gender issues in the developing world. Since 2004 he has written dozens of columns about Darfur and visited the area eight times. He has received two Pulitzer Prizes?one for his reporting with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, on China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement and the other for his reporting on Darfur. He has been a Times correspondent since 1984, becoming an associate managing editor and the first blogger on The New York Times Website. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 120 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island. Kristof and WuDunn are authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia.

 About The Robert B. Silvers Lecture

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, editor of The New York Review of Books, of which he was a founder in 1963. The series features contemporary people whose fields correspond to the broad range of Mr. Silver?s interests in literature, the arts, politics, economics, history, and the sciences.