Pulitzer Winners To Speak At Gala For Stamford's AmeriCares

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Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are scheduled to speak on Sept. 20 at the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit at Westchester County Airport. The event begins at 6 p.m.

The husband and wife co-authored "Half the Sky," a bestseller, and have recently collaborated again to write "A Path Appears – Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity."

The couple will discuss the latest book at the event. They have also written two other books – "Thunder from the East," and "China Wakes."

They received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1990, for their coverage of China. In 2009, they were given the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Kristof formerly served as bureau chief for The New York Times in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and now works as an op-ed columnist for the Times. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2006 for columns he wrote about Darfur.

WuDunn formerly worked for the Times as well, serving as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Beijing and Tokyo. She now works in the banking industry.

This year will be the 27th AmeriCares Airlift Benefit. AmeriCares works to enhance global health and provide disaster relief. The organization delivers medications and supplies, along with care and other supplies to those in need throughout the world.

During the benefit, guests will be able to learn more about a typical day of AmeriCare in action during a trip to Nicaragua. The master of ceremonies will be Erica Hill, co-host of “NBC News’ Weekend TODAY.”

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