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Skolnik Lecture with Nicholas Kristof

October 30, 2017

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Overview

Maryland Family Network welcomes author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as the 2017 Sandra J. Skolnik Lecturer on Early Childhood Education & Advocacy. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Kristof joined The New York Times in 1984, initially covering economics, he served as a Times correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. Kristof has also covered presidential politics and later was an Associate Managing Editor of the Times. His column appears every Sunday and Thursday. Kristof has written extensively about the crucial need for early childhood education and it's economic impact on communities, bipartisan approaches to supporting children, pre-K, and poverty. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written several books, most recently A Path Appears about how to make a difference in the world. Their previous book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, was a No. 1 best seller. Kristof graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship graduating first in his class with honors. He's also one of the very few Americans to be at least a two-time visitor to every member of the “Axis of Evil”. During his travels, he has had unpleasant experiences with malaria, mobs, and an African airplane crash. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited so advance registration is required by October 27. The Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture is made possible by generous support from: PNC Bank, Legg Mason, M&T Bank, and Child Care Foundation, Inc.

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  • History
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