Nicholas Kristof was a journalist at The New York Times for 37 years. He grew up on a farm in Oregon, graduated from Harvard, earned a First in law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and then studied Arabic in Cairo. He was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, then covered presidential elections and served as editor of The Sunday New York Times. After 9/11, he became an op-ed columnist. Kristof has traveled to more than 160 countries and speaks Chinese, Japanese and other languages. He has won two Pulitzer prizes, one for reporting on China and the other for columns on Darfur, along with many humanitarian awards such as the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written five best-selling books, most recently “Tightrope.” Kristof, who has lived on four continents and traveled to more than 160 countries, was The New York Times’s first blogger, first video maker and first Snapchat contributor, and he has more than 2 million followers on Twitter. He left The Times in 2021 to run for governor of Oregon.
Nicholas D. Kristof
Aspen Strategy Group Member, Columnist, The New York Times