Fordham Law

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Fordham Law

February 16, 2010

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice welcomes New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and former Times correspondent Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, to Fordham Law School on February 22 at 5:30pm in McNally Amphitheatre.

Kristof and WuDunn, Pultizer Prize-winning authors who recently received the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement, chronicle the suffering of women throughout the developing world in Half the Sky. Their book tells the stories of women who, in the face of suffering and hardship, advocate for their own survival and for women's rights by establishing businesses and schools and by educating themselves. Half the Sky also offers important ways in which its readers can contribute to the improvement of women's rights worldwide--work that the Leitner Center promotes through its programs and initiatives.

In anticipation of the event, Fordham Law alum Jim Leitner '82 donated copies of the book to be distributed to all Fordham Law students.  

The event with Kristof and WuDunn is open to the public and will include a reception and book signing following their talk.