Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Scripps College

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 7, 2010) — Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, will speak about her book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in Scripps College’s Garrison Theater on Thursday, September 16, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

WuDunn co-authored Half the Sky with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, and she was honored earlier this year for the book with the Beacon Award from the White House Project, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors.

WuDunn is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, earning the honor with Kristof for their coverage on China. As a former executive and journalist with The New York Times, WuDunn served as a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing, where she wrote about economic, financial, political, and social issues. She and Kristof co-authored two other best-selling books about Asia: Thunder from the East and China Wakes.

A graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School, WuDunn lectures worldwide on economic, political, and social topics related to women in the developing world, China, and the emerging markets.

This event is generously funded by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision and the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program. A book signing will follow the presentation in the lobby. For more information, contact the Malott Commons Office at (909) 607-9372.


About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

 

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