Sheryl WuDunn on The Greatest Moral Challenge of the Century

August 10, 2011

Journalists are trained to keep their personal opinions out of their stories, to be impartial observers of events.

Sheryl WuDunn was one of those journalists. She won the Pulitzer Prize with her husband, Nicholas Kristof, for their coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, while working for The New York Times. Since that time, the couple have become outspoken critics of the human rights abuses they’ve witnessed the world over.

In this week’s podcast, we speak to WuDunn about the experiences that have turned her from detached journalist to impassioned champion for women and girls.

Sheryl Wu Dunn’s latest book is Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She co-wrote it with her husband, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. The two will appear in a film based on the book that is being produced as part of ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead initiative, of which Women, War & Peace is also a part.

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