The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA proudly present the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture featuring Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of 'The New Republic'.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Leon Wieseltier (b June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, and magazine editor. Since 1983 he has been the literary editor of The New Republic. Wieseltier was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Columbia University, Oxford University, and Harvard University.
Wieseltier has published several fictional and non-fictional books including Kaddish, a National Book Award finalist in 2000, and Against Identity, a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity. During Wieseltier’s tenure as literary editor of The New Republic, many of his signed and unsigned writings have appeared in the magazine.
Wieseltier served on the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.
There are 300 seats for general admission. Limited standing room will be available, as well as seats for people with disabilities or special needs. We CANNOT hold seats and we will not be able to make special accommodations.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. ATTRITION IS EXPECTED AND THERE WILL BE AMPLE STAND-BY SEATING AVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Parking will be available in Lots 4 and 5 (disabled only). Enter on Westwood Plaza from Sunset Boulevard. Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available and all day parking passes for $ 10, cash or credit.
GUIDELINES FOR ALL GUESTS
ABOUT THE DANIEL PEARL MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES
In sponsoring the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series, the Burkle Center for International Relations celebrates the memory of Daniel Pearl as a prominent journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world. Past guests have included Christopher Hitchens, CNN's Anderson Cooper, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, Daniel Schorr of NPR, and CNN's Larry King.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking available in Lot 4, $ 10
Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA