Nicholas Kristof Q&A: Human Rights, Female Oppression, and Global Health

On Saturday, January 21, Stanford in Government (SIG), FACE AIDS, and the Speakers Bureau are proud to present New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, who will be discussing his book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

Kristof joined the New York Times in 1984, serving in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo before becoming Associate Managing Editor of the Times. In 1990, he won his first Pulitzer Prize together with his wife Sheryl WuDunn for his coverage of Tiananmen Square. He subsequently won a second Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his coverage of the ongoing atrocities in Darfur in Sudan.

Here's a TEDxWomen video of Kristof discussing his life and recent work:


On Saturday, Kristof's talk will focus on female oppression, human rights, and health with a focus on young empowerment and student involvement. Following his talk, Kristof will answer questions on the importance of young people engaging in humanitarian causes.

PolicyMic is partnering with SIG and FACE AIDS to give you the opportunity to ask Kristof a question on Saturday.

Here's how it works: Ask your best question for Kristof below. Mic the questions you would like to see asked, and the moderator of the event will incorporate the most mic'd questions in the discussion on Saturday. (Kristof may respond to the best questions directly on the page).

Feel free to respond to each other's questions and have a debate below.