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Nicholas D. Kristof was appointed to a special post as columnist for The New York Times in 2001. He will write about issues relating to the aftermath of the terror attacks through 2002. His columns appear each Tuesday and Friday.Previously, he was associate managing editor of The Times, responsible for the Sunday editions. Kristof joined The Times in 1984, initially covering economics. After that, he served successively as a business correspondent based in Los Angeles, Hong Kong bureau chief, Beijing bureau chief and Tokyo bureau chief. In 2000, he covered the presidential campaign and, in particular, Governor George W. Bush.In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, jointly won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement in China. They are the only married couple to have won a Pulitzer for journalism, and they also won various other journalism prizes including the George Polk Award for foreign reporting and the Overseas Press Club award for international reporting.Born on April 27, 1959, Kristof grew up on a cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He attended Harvard College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1981, then won first class honors in his study of law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He also received a diploma in Arabic from the American University in Cairo.Kristof and WuDunn are authors of

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Nicholas D. Kristof was appointed to a special post as columnist for The New York Times in 2001. He will write about issues relating to the aftermath of the terror attacks through 2002. His columns appear each Tuesday and Friday.Previously, he was associate managing editor of The Times, responsible for the Sunday editions. Kristof joined The Times in 1984, initially covering economics. After that, he served successively as a business correspondent based in Los Angeles, Hong Kong bureau chief, Beijing bureau chief and Tokyo bureau chief. In 2000, he covered the presidential campaign and, in particular, Governor George W. Bush.In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, jointly won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement in China. They are the only married couple to have won a Pulitzer for journalism, and they also won various other journalism prizes including the George Polk Award for foreign reporting and the Overseas Press Club award for international reporting.Born on April 27, 1959, Kristof grew up on a cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He attended Harvard College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1981, then won first class honors in his study of law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He also received a diploma in Arabic from the American University in Cairo.Kristof and WuDunn are authors of "China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power" (1994) and "Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia" (2000). They are the parents of three children.

Kristof: Doughnuts defeating poverty

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Masumba, Malawi

If you want to understand some of the best new ideas to chip away at global poverty, an excellent place to start is the Nasoni family hut here in the southern African nation of Malawi.

Alfred Nasoni and his wife, Biti Rose, have had seven children in this village of Masumba. Two died without ever seeing a doctor. Alfred and Biti Rose pulled their eldest son out of school in the fourth grade because, they said, they couldn’t afford $5 in school costs for a term.

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