Type: Public event

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions


Nicholas Kristof

Date & time

Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Free and open to the public.

Watch online here.

For almost two decades, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has traveled the globe to put human faces on the devastating problems plaguing the planet — from disease and poverty to violence and exploitation — and on the efforts of individuals and organizations to repair it.

His latest book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, written with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, stays close to home, focusing on the ravages of unemployment, addiction, suicide and despair that have decimated working class America.

Following Kristof, Robert Gordon, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will respond with their thoughts on how many of the issues Kristof addresses are impacting Michigan.

Join the discussion online by submitting comments on Youtube chat or on Twitter using #PovertySolutions.

This event is brought to you with generous support from the William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), and Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists and the Livingston Awards

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