Samantha Power, American ambassador to UN, to give Daniel Pearl lecture at UCLA
By Rebecca Kendall February 21, 2014 Category: Campus News
Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, will deliver the keynote address at UCLA's annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture. The event will include an introduction by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In Power's talk, "The War on Truth (and what we must do to win it)," the former journalist, human rights expert and Pulitzer Prize winner will focus on how journalism and international relations influence each other and the role they play in shaping policy and public opinion.
The lecture is presented by UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA.
Daniel Pearl was a prominent Wall Street Journal reporter when he was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in early 2002. Pearl's father, UCLA computer science professor Judea Pearl, and his family launched the Daniel Pearl Foundation and established the lecture series at UCLA in 2002.
5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23
UCLA's Schoenberg Hall (map | directions)
$30 general admission; reduced rates for UCLA students and employees. Tickets can be purchases in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office or online through www.ticketmaster.com and www.tickets.ucla.edu.