Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times takes on gender inequality from a global perspective.

MADISON, NJ—Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has spoken out on some of the most controversial human rights issues of our time, reaching an audience of millions through his column on the New York Times op-ed page. On March 19, he’ll address a more intimate crowd at Drew University, where he’ll speak about his newest book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which makes a case for gender equality that the Boston Globe calls “urgent [and] compelling.”

“Nicholas Kristof has distinguished himself as a thought leader on contemporary issues that affect women worldwide and we’re very pleased that he’ll be visiting Drew,” says University President Vivian A. Bull. “His visit reaffirms Drew’s stature in the global dialogue on gender equality—and also gives students an even louder voice in that all-important conversation.”

Kristof has been a regular columnist for the New York Times since 2001. His columns, which appear twice weekly, have covered topics that range from the Iraq War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to proposed education reforms in the U.S. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Kristof has been listed among the Harvard Kennedy School’s “Top American Leaders” and U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Leaders.” Along with his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, he has co-authored three highly acclaimed books. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and is also a Rhodes Scholar, having earned a law degree from Oxford University.

Kristof will appear at Drew as part of the Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum, a 22-year-old series that promotes meaningful dialogue among various groups on issues of shared concern. The March 19 event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

The Sugerman Forum, administered by Drew’s Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict, is open to the public and admission is free.