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The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture presents Leon Panetta: Jim Newton will moderate the conversation

The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture presents Leon Panetta

Part of the Luskin Lecture Series

Monday, March 30, 2015
5:00 PM
UCLA Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Audio: To listen to audio from the lecture click here.


From his tenure as Congressional Chairman and President Clinton’s Chief of Staff to serving as President Obama’s Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, Leon Panetta has had an exemplary career as a public servant dedicated to the power of political participation to bring about positive change.

On the occasion of the 2015 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA, Panetta will speak to the principles and philosophy that guided Pearl’s life as a journalist and will discuss his recent book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. He will discuss his experience in government and how it aligns with Pearl’s conviction that journalism can play a critical role in increasing understanding across cultural barriers. Journalist Jim Newton will moderate the discussion.

A reception precedes the program.


Admission for this event is free, however registration is required.
Please note that registration for this event does not guarantee a seat.


Parking will be available in Lot 2. Enter on Westholme Avenue from Hilgard Avenue. Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available (cash or credit card) for $12 in Lot 2. All day parking passes can also be purchased from an information kiosk for $12 (cash only). 



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 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’s Jeff Greenfield, Daniel Schorr of NPR, and CNN's Larry King, former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and Ambassador Samantha Power.


Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA