Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn named Hauser Visiting Leaders

Nicholas Kristof at the JFK Jr. Forum. Photo courtesy of the Center for Public Leadership

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The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce that human rights activists and Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will join CPL as Hauser Visiting Leaders during the spring and fall 2017 semesters.

Kristof and WuDunn are well-known for their reporting around the globe. From Tiananmen Square to the Iraq War and the conflicts in Sudan and Darfur, they have covered some of the most notable social and political crises of our time, especially in women’s rights and social innovation. During their time on campus, Kristof and WuDunn will contribute to CPL’s community of scholarship and learning, developing student mentorship and engagement opportunities within HKS and greater Harvard. Active crusaders for young entrepreneurs and social enterprise, the couple will also spend time with faculty and students affiliated with the school’s newly launched Social Innovation + Change Initiative.

Says CPL faculty co-director David Gergen, “Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are remarkable examples of moral and physical fortitude in the global fight for social justice. They’ve worked for decades to advocate for human rights in communities around the world, with a tenacity and authority that is unmatched. It will be an absolute privilege for our students—including CPL graduate fellows in our social innovation and change program—to learn from them over the next year.”