CNS Announces Nicholas Kristof as Keynote Speaker for Democratizing Technologies Conference

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will deliver the keynote address at the CNS Democratizing Technologies conference this fall. His talk, co-sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, will be titled, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity." It will take place on Thursday November 13 at 8 p.m. in Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus.

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate and chronicler of humanity. A Path Appears, his galvanizing new book with Sheryl WuDunn (with whom he also wrote Half the Sky), shines a light on global game changers. Using scrupulous research and reportage, he examines the success of domestic and global aid initiatives and the effectiveness of specific approaches to giving, offering practical advice on the best ways each of us can make a difference.

Tickets will be $10 for UCSB students and $30 for the general public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more ticket information, or to make a purchase, please visit the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

“Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Role of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures” is an international conference that will investigate what role nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can play in safeguarding from the risks and promoting the benefits of new technologies. For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website. It is being updated regularly.