Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal will deliver the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture on Thursday at Korn Convocation Hall in the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Stephens' lecture, “On Maintaining Intellectual Integrity in the Age of Trump,” will focus on America’s current political climate.
While the lecture is currently sold out, a standby line will be in place for any unclaimed tickets, which will be distributed at 5:20 p.m. And the lecture will be available on the through Facebook Live. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The lecture starts at 5:30 p.m.
Stephens writes “Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign affairs column, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. He is the paper’s deputy editorial page editor and is responsible for the international opinion pages of the newspaper. Stephens is also a regular panelist on “Journal Editorial Report,” a weekly political talk show broadcast on Fox News.
Stephens’ lecture will be moderated by UCLA law professor Kal Raustiala, who holds joint appointment with the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute. Since 2007, Raustiala has served as director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, co-sponsor of the event along with the Daniel Pearl Foundation and Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA.
The annual lecture commemorates the life of Daniel Pearl, a prominent journalist for the Wall Street Journal who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world before he was killed by terrorists.
Past presenters have included David Remnick of The New Yorker, Leon Wieseltier of The New Republic, Christopher Hitchens, CNN's Anderson Cooper, David Brooks and Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, ABC’s Ted Koppel, CBS’ Jeff Greenfield, Daniel Schorr of NPR, CNN's Larry King, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S, Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, and, in 2016, chief international correspondent for CNN Christiane Amanpour.