PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and is regarded as one of the most influential journalists of our time. His journalistic career has taken him from his childhood home in Yamhill County to covering conflict and suffering around the world.

In commenting on Kristof's work, President Bill Clinton said, "There is no one in journalism, anywhere in the United States at least, who has done anything like the work he has done to figure out how poor people are actually living around the world, and what their potential is."