Important People in Half the Sky

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize. WuDunn is the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer. They are both high-profile foreign correspondents and editors for the New York Times. Kristof won a second Pulitzer for his reporting on the Darfur genocide. Kristof is a geopolitical opinion maker who appears on cable new programs and WuDunn is a former newscaster and business executive. The focus of their work has been largely upon the suffering of people in developing nations and shining light on issues that the West can help find solutions for.

Kristof and WuDunn recognize that they would not have come to the same opinions they did about the suffering of women in developing nations had they not personally visited them. When a young woman was dying from an infection from fistulae that developed from...

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