Dear Campus Community,

Renowned New York Times journalists Michelle Goldberg and Bret Stephens will be at UCI to guide “A Conversational Debate on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP here – https://inclusion.uci.edu/perspectives/

Michelle Goldberg is a popular op-ed columnist at The New York Times. She is known for tackling sensitive topics and collaborated on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team report on workplace sexual harassment. A former deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC contributor, Bret Stephens is an equally adroit op-ed writer at The New York Times. His columns – which have earned him a Pulitzer Prize for commentary – cover foreign policy and domestic politics.

Each presenter brings a unique viewpoint on the controversial subject matter, giving attendees an opportunity to experience respectful discourse, followed by a question-and-answer session. The debate is part of the campuswide Confronting Extremism program launched in 2017 to examine and challenge ideas and behaviors far outside alignment with campus values of social justice and equity. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit the Confronting Extremism webpage – inclusion.uci.edu/confronting-extremism.

Expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion, and honor free speech.

Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence | inclusion.uci.edu
Director, ADVANCE Program | inclusion.uci.edu/advance
Professor of History | www.humanities.uci.edu/history