Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl We Dunn to lecture at St. Ambrose

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa— She was named one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World, was featured in "The Makers" PBS documentary about leading women in America, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, journalist Sheryl WuDunn will deliver a lecture on the St. Ambrose University campus. “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard. The lecture is free and open to the public.

WuDunn has worked domestically and internationally as a writer, editor and foreign correspondent for The New York Times covering economic, financial, political and social issues. She has co-authored several books with her husband, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Their best-selling book, “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Colbert Report.

WuDunn has received numerous awards including the Asia Women in Business Award, the Pearl S. Buck Woman of the Year Award, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize and the George Polk Award. She is currently engaged in new media and social enterprise in New York City, as well as running FullSky Capital, which focuses on socially driven investing.

WuDunn earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y; an MBA from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass; and a master of public administration degree from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.

The lecture is sponsored by Ambrose Women for Social Justice, First Year Experience, the Galvin Fine Arts Center, Women and Gender Studies, the School of Social Work, Academic and Student Affairs, the SAU College of Arts and Sciences, SAU College of Business and SAU College of Health and Human Services, the Office of Diversity, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. the Communication Department, the St. Ambrose Library, the Baecke Endowment for the Humanities, the Kokjohn Endowment and the John J. Quail Foundation.

This event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series “Exploring Gender,” investigating the social construction of gender through the arts, sciences and humanities.

For more information, contact Sherri Erkel 563-333-5829, or go to www.sau.edu/gender.