EVENT:  Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and one of the founders of Vox, the award-winning news and opinion website, will speak on identity politics at UCI’s 16th Peltason Lecture.

WHEN/WHERE:   4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Pacific Ballroom D in the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCore_2018.pdf), followed by a reception.

INFORMATION:  The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Visitor parking is available for $2 per hour or $10 per day in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid C/D5 on campus map). Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or pharrima@uci.edu or Heather Ashbach at 949-824-1577 or hashbach@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP.

BACKGROUND:  Launched in 2014, Vox reaches more than 100 million people each month. Klein is also host of the podcast “The Ezra Klein Show,” co-host of the podcast “The Weeds” and an executive producer of Vox’s Netflix show “Explained.” He’s currently writing a book about identity, partisanship and political conflict.

The Peltason Lecture series was established in 1999 to honor the contributions of Jack and Suzanne Peltason to higher education in America and the study of the democratic process. Leading politicians and experts chosen to deliver the lecture are offered temporary residence at the Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy. Visit https://www.democracy.uci.edu/newsevents/events/peltason.php for more information on the lecture and center. For more on the event, see https://www.evite.com/event/036BQPYKU6ZF5QEJGEPJAOXHWB5BIU/rsvp?utm_source=NA&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_campaign=send_sharable_link.