Nicholas Kristof

The New York Times


  • Currently a New York Times Op-Ed Columnist writing about human rights, women’s rights, health, and global affairs.
  • Graduated from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement and the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the genocide in Darfur.
The 8-Year-Old Homeless Refugee Chess Champion

Mar 16

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year.

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Two Women, Heroes for Our Age

Mar 13

Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has defended human rights in Iran, in 2014. Her family reports that this week she was sentenced to 33 more years in prison.

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‘An Angel From God,’ and Border Agents Took Her

Mar 9

Six months after border agents separated Clemente and his daughter Wendy, who had fled Guatemala together, they were reunited a few days ago in Harlingen, Tex.

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We Will Survive. Probably.

Mar 7

President Trump after an event at the White House on Tuesday.

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After the Trump-Kim Failure

Feb 28

The President was right to walk rather than accept a bad deal, but look out ahead.

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‘He Is a Racist, He Is a Con Man, and He Is a Cheat’

Feb 27

Nixon was bad, but nothing compared to Michael Cohen’s portrayal of “gangster” Trump.

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Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 23

The American and North Korean leaders’ delusions about getting the prize may improve their work on a nuclear deal.

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Rapists Presented by Their Church as Men of God

Feb 21

Southern Baptist leaders ignored the wrongdoing. An all-male clergy is part of the problem.

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‘The Trump-Russia Story’: Cue the Stage Lights

Feb 16

Two of the actors in the Trump-Russia drama: Donald Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

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Navigating the Male-Female Work Relationship

Feb 13

There’s plenty of safe middle ground between a man’s leering at women and his simply avoiding them.

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Thank God for Canada!

Feb 7

Jessie Thomson, left, and Amany Alhadka, right, were among the countless Canadians who helped Syrian refugees acclimate to their new country.

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She Wanted to Drive, So Saudi Arabia’s Ruler Imprisoned and Tortured Her

Jan 26

Loujain al-Hathloul recorded a video in 2014 showing her driving in the United Arab Emirates toward the border with Saudi Arabia.

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Revolution 60: The Embargo on Cuba Failed. Let’s Move On.

Jan 24

No one, particularly ordinary Cubans, is benefiting from the 60-year feud.

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Learning From Cuba’s ‘Medicare for All’

Jan 18

Dr. Lisett Rodríguez talks with Odalys Navarro Carbonell, 31, at a consultorio, or clinic, in Havana. Ms. Navarro is four months pregnant.

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Marching Toward a Massacre

Jan 17

Sudanese demonstrators chanting slogans during an anti-government protest in Khartoum in December.

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Trump’s Five Craziest Arguments About the Shutdown

Jan 12

Some NASA workers are still on the job during the partial government shutdown, but they aren't watching for the alien invaders on the president's mind.

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Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human History!

Jan 5

Caltu Diriba wearing traditional Oromo attire during an Oromo Liberation Front rally in Woliso, Ethiopia, in October. Ethiopia made astounding progress last year against authoritarianism and poor governance.

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I: So, Professor, Was Jesus Really Born to a Virgin?

Dec 21

I question William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University about Christianity.

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My Biggest Duds

Dec 20

A roundup of the columns that no one, except maybe my mom, read.

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So, I Asked People in Saudi Arabia About Their Mad, Murderous Crown Prince

Dec 15

The U.S. has leverage over Riyadh. Let’s use it.

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