Loyola University Maryland

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

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Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and human rights advocates Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will deliver Loyola University Maryland’s fourth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Kristof and WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer in journalism, which they won for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. They have co-written three books, A Path Appears, China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Half the Sky was made into a four-hour PBS documentary of the same name that aired in 2012. A Path Appears was made into a three-part PBS series that aired in 2015.

Kristof, a Harvard University grad, joined The New York Times in 1984. He has won numerous awards including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Anne Frank Award, and the Fred Cuny Award for Prevention of Armed Conflict. He serves on the board of Harvard University and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.

The first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, WuDunn is a business executive currently working at a small banking boutique helping growth companies. She was previously the vice president of the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs, & Co., and a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust. WuDunn graduated from Cornell University, where she was a member of the Board of Trustees (2002-2013), and served on various board committees. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. 

The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies is an endowed lecture series made possible by a gift from Ed Hanway, a member of the University’s Class of 1974 and former chair of its Board of Trustees, and his wife, Ellen. The inaugural lecture was held in April 2013 and featured Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The second lecture, in October 2013, featured Colin Powell, the 65th U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. The third lecture, in 2015, featured Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman.