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Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture feat. CNN's Anderson Cooper

Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture feat. CNN

On Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 5:00 pm in the UCLA Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA in cooperation with the Hillel Jewish Student Association, will co-sponsor the 2009 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture featuring CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Sunday, May 17, 2009
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(Doors open at 4:00 PM)
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Doors will open at 4:00 pm. Parking available in lot 4, $9, cash and credit accepted.

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Admission and Seating

This event is free and open to the public, however, this event will be ticketed and advanced registration is now closedAdmission and additional seating will be available on a first come first serve basis and obtained by standing in line on the day of the event. Additional seats will be available for people with disabilities or special needs.

I registered online, now what?
Online ticket holders will be admitted to the event when doors open at 4:00 pm. Your printed registration ticket and a photo ID are required for admission. You WILL NOT be admitted to the event without a photo ID and all ticket holders will be checked against our guest list at the Terrace Court Patio.

What if I don't have a ticket? (What if I didn't register online?) 
Anyone without a ticket is advised to wait in the Standby line prior to the event at the Terrace Court Patio. At 4:45 pm you will be admitted as seats become available based on your position in line. Note, there is a great chance that you will gain admission by standing in line but there is no guarantee that everyone will be admitted - please arrive early to better your chances.

Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in Lot 4 - enter on Westwood Plaza from Sunset Boulevard. Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available for $9, cash or credit. For detailed parking information and directions please click HERE or Download File:  Event_Directions_and_Map.pdf (Please note that there will be no refunds for parking.)

Instructions for All Guests

  • Arrive early, doors will open at 4:00 pm
  • Admission entrance will be handled on a first available basis
  • No bulky video equipment or flash photography permitted
  • No food or beverages permitted
  • Vacant seats will be filled at 4:45 pm
  • Details for this event are subject to change.
  • Please check our website for last minute details prior to the event:


Brief Bio: Anderson Cooper is the anchor for Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN’s unconventional nightly news program. He has covered nearly all major global news events for the show, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Hurricane Katrina, often reporting from the scene. He was an integral part of CNN’s political coverage of the 2008 presidential election, reporting and anchoring from both Democratic and Republican national conventions and moderating both parties’ debates. Before joining CNN, Cooper worked for ABC as a news correspondent and reality show host and before that was chief international correspondent for Channel One News. Throughout his career, Cooper has garnered numerous awards for his work, most recently three Emmy awards in 2006 for reports on famine in Niger, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and black market infertility. Cooper’s book “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival” was a New York Times bestseller.

For additional biographical details please his bio on the CNN website.

Cost : This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, the Pearl family, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, and the Hillel Jewish Students Association.

Download file: Event_Directions_and_Map.pdf