Nicholas D. Kristof

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Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times whose specialty is East Asian affairs, especially those of the People's Republic of China. He is the author of several books, including

  • China Wakes: The struggle for the soul of a rising power (1994)
  • Thunder from the East: Portrait of a rising Asia
  • Japanese economy at the millennium

In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, earned a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their reporting on the pro-democracy student movement and the related Tiananmen Square protests. Kristof's op-eds in the Times focus on the environment and human rights. Kristof was against U.S. intervention in Iraq, but promotes greater international intervention (presumably through the United Nations and similar organizations) to stop genocide such as that taking place in the Darfur conflict in Sudan.

Kristof is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, and a former Rhodes Scholar.

External links

  • New York Times columns (http://www.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/nicholasdkristof/) with free access to the latest two
  • Kristof Responds (http://forums.nytimes.com/top/opinion/readersopinions/forums/editorialsoped/opedcolumnists/kristofresponds/index.html) Kristof's blog in which he responds to readers' comments and provides background to his columns
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