Journalism and World Culture (6th Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture)

Journalism and World Culture (6th Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture)
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David Brooks, New York Times columnist.

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Duration: 38:54

In order to actually understand what was happening in the world, you had to go to the places like where Danny went.

This is a podcast of the 6th Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture which took place on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Korn Convocation Hall on "Journalism and World Culture." It includes introductions by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala, Daniel Pearl Foundation President Judea Perarl and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

About David Brooks

David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.” He is the author of “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.

Mr. Brooks joined The Weekly Standard at its inception in September 1995, having worked at The Wall Street Journal for the previous nine years. His last post at the Journal was as op-ed editor. Prior to that, he was posted in Brussels, covering Russia, the Middle East, South Africa and European affairs. His first post at the Journal was as editor of the book review section, and he filled in for five months as the Journal's movie critic.

His distinguished history of contributions to publications include: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Public Interest, the TLS, The New Republic and Commentary among others. He is also a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, CNN’s Late Edition and the “Diane Rehm Show.” Mr. Brooks is the editor of the 1996 anthology “Backward and Upward: the New Conservative Writing.”  Click here to view various columns by David Brooks.

About the Daniel Pearl Foundation

The Daniel Pearl Foundation has been formed by Danny's family and friends to continue Danny's mission and to address the root causes of this tragedy, in the spirit, style, and principles that shaped Danny's work and character. These principles include uncompromised objectivity and integrity; insightful and unconventional perspective; tolerance and respect for people of all cultures; unshaken belief in the effectiveness of education and communication; and the love of music, humor, and friendship. Learn more about the Daniel Pearl Foundation

Click here to learn more about the The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series at UCLA.