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Fall 2016


Marking the official opening of the Providence College centennial celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at 3pm in the Peterson Recreation Center, Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columist and author, will present the Academic Convocation keynote address.

Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist at The New York Times since 2001 - focusing on human rights, health, and global affairs. Along with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, Kristof earned a Pulitzer in 1990 for his coverage of China's Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof was awarded his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on the genocide in Darfur. In addition to his work at The Times, he has co-authored several books with WuDunn, including Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.

An outdoor reception for the college community will follow.