EVENT: Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and political writer, will deliver a report on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy – followed by a Q&A session – and sign copies of his memoir, Reporter, at UCI’s 26th annual Margolis Lecture.
WHEN/WHERE: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf)
INFORMATION: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid D9 on campus map). Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Ashbach at 949-824-1577 or email@example.com. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.
BACKGROUND: Hersh established himself at the forefront of investigative journalism in 1970, when he won the Pulitzer Prize for his exposé of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. Since then, he has received numerous accolades, including the George Polk Award five times, the National Magazine Award twice and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
The Margolis Lecture series, sponsored by the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at UCI, annually brings to campus distinguished political and policymaking leaders who speak on important international issues. Established in 1991, it honors the late Julius Margolis, who was a UCI professor of economics and founding CGPACS board member. For more information about the event, visit https://www.socsci.uci.edu/newsevents/events/2019/2019-01-17-hersh.php