A humanities based presentation given by a speaker to a larger audience at Gonzaga University

Center for Public Humanities

The Center for Public Humanities at Gonzaga University promotes and supports community engagement with the humanities through teaching, service, research and the public dissemination of knowledge in the tradition of a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic education.

We also serve as a clearinghouse for humanities programming at Gonzaga and an outreach vehicle to inform the public about on-campus events. CPH sponsors programming and events that benefit both Gonzaga and a public audience.

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Public Humanities invite you to the many events on Gonzaga's campus and around Spokane which are free and open to the public.


Portrait of Nicholas Kristof.

The Center for Public Humanities & Humanities Washington Welcome Nicholas Kristof

November 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Hemmingson Ballroom, Gonzaga University

Join us for an evening with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Perhaps best known for his coverage of global events, Kristof has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for covering Tiananmen Square and later the genocide in Darfur. He is also a best-selling author with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, and a recipient of a number of awards, including the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Award.

His talk, part of a statewide program called “Moment of Truth: Journalism and Democracy in an Age of Misinformation,” will examine the relationship between the humanities, journalism, and democracy.  Kristof will draw on his incredible career covering stories in the US and abroad to speak to our own precarious moment.


This event is sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities and Humanities Washington, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Selinger-Shone Foundation, and the Pulitzer Prize.  Questions can be directed to Brian Cooney at cooney@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6680.

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