10 May 2013

Is Kristof Behind Greater Attention to Women's Issues?

A profile of Nick Kristof in Syracuse University's Daily Orange covers his career as he is set to take the stage for the University's commencement. This section caught my attention:
For example, the increased recognition of the challenges faced by women in developing countries can be attributed, in part, to Kristof’s work, said Catherine Bertini, former executive director of the World Food Programme and former United Nations under-secretary-general for management. 
“I’ve seen more community reaction and support for women and girls in part because of the stories and the issues that they learned about from reading Kristof,” said Bertini, who is also a professor of practice in public administration and international affairs at SU.
There is not real use in trying to determine if it is true or not, just interesting to see it written.