UPDATE: A previous version of this post said that tickets would be available on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kasper Multipurpose Room. Tickets will actually be distributed Wednesday and Thursday from 12–1 p.m. in Kasper Multipurpose Room.
Though his presence might be somewhat drowned out by the campus-wide freak out that erupted around the imminent arrival of the Dalai Lama, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is in fact speaking at Brown on Thursday, October 11th. Tickets will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday in the Kasper Multipurpose Room; half of them will be given out on each day. Like for most lectures, you can only get one ticket per Brown/RISD ID, but one person can be holding two IDs.
The talk, which is sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board, will be at 7:00 p.m. in Salomon 101, with doors opening at 6:15. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, actually got an honorary degree from Brown back in 2011 (along with, among others, Jack Nicholson and Ariana Huffington). Somehow, I just don’t see there being as many marriage proposals as there were for John Krasinski ’01.