Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Book Reading: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, October 5

Monday, October 05, 2009

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss their new book,

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide


Time: 6:00p–8:00p

Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and MIT's Center for International Studies are delighted to host New York Times correspondents and Pulitzer Prize winners NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN for a discussion of their new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology and Head, International Development Group, will be introducing the speakers

One of the most troubling human rights issues of our time is the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Kristof and WuDunn set out to expose the struggles of women across Asia and Africa, to tell their human stories, and to follow the progress of women who are ultimately given the opportunity to seize control of their own lives. Written with the benefit of their many years of combined reporting experience, Half of the Sky is deeply felt, pragmatic,and inspirational, and is essential reading for every global citizen.

"I read Half the Sky in one sitting, staying up until 3 a.m. to do so. It is brilliant and inspirational, and I want to shout about it from the rooftops and mountains. It vividly illustrates how women have turned despair into prosperity and bravely nurtured hope to cultivate a bright future. - Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea

Open to: the general public

Cost: $5.00

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, Harvard Book Store

For more information, contact:
Harvard Book Store

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