EVENT:  UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence will host a debate on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times op-ed columnists Michelle Goldberg and Bret Stephens. Known for tackling sensitive topics, Goldberg is a MSNBC contributor, author and former senior writer at The Nation. Stephens, a former deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal and an NBC senior contributor, covers foreign policy and domestic politics.

WHEN/WHERE:  6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Way, on the UCI campus (bldg. 80, grid E1 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-MainCampusMap.pdf)

INFORMATION:  This event is free and open to the public; on-site parking is complimentary. A private green room will be available for media interviews from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Media planning to attend should arrive early and contact Sheri Ledbetter at 949-824-0343 or ledbetts@uci.edu. 

BACKGROUND:  UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence is hosting this first event of the academic year under its dedicated, campuswide Confronting Extremism program, designed to examine and challenge ideas and behaviors far outside alignment with campus values of social justice and equity.


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