Nov 1, 2019

Dear colleagues,

As you are all aware, understanding extremism is now a fundamental responsibility for citizenship in the 21st century. From individuals opposing vaccinations in the face of public health outbreaks of measles and other preventable illnesses to those fueled by prejudices to perpetuate domestic violence in public spaces, each day, our lives are touched by extremism.

Members of the UCI community are invited to Confronting Extremism Talks, an event where faculty will share their compelling research through engaging, TED-style talks that explore the nature of and challenges to extremism in society today. The faculty projects were supported by a Provost Initiative on Understanding and Engaging with Extremism and offer approaches to maximize human rights in the face of extreme narratives.

  • Confronting Extremism Talks is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, in the Doheny Beach Rooms at the UCI Student Center.
  • To view the full program and RSVP, visit

Event seating is free and open to the public. Refreshments and giveaways are available to those submitting responses at the RSVP link above. All event seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Public event parking is $13 at the UCI Student Center Parking Structure, and UCI-issued parking permits are honored. Directions, campus map, and parking information are at:

Beginning in fall 2017, Confronting Extremism was created to better understand extremism and to use these insights to inform how to respond as individuals and as a community. The program has facilitated research and presentations designed to forge new dialogues and actions in support of social justice efforts on campus. Event information and updates may be found at:

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

Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence |
Director, ADVANCE Program |
Professor of History |