Vox media co-founder Ezra Klein to speak at UA Oct. 10

Ezra Klein / Photo: Courtesy, Vox Media

Journalist, editor, podcast host, and founder of Vox media Ezra Klein will speak at the University of Arkansas next week.

Klein will deliver a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center as part of the UA’s student-sponsored Distinguished Lecture Series.

Klein is well known for his work as a journalist where he has written for The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, The New Yorker, and other publications before co-founding Vox.

He is also a contributor on MSNBC focusing on domestic and economic policy-making and “the political system that’s constantly screwing it up,” and is the host of the Ezra Klein Show, a weekly podcast featuring “newsmakers and power players in politics and media.”

“We are excited to kick off the latest season of Distinguished Lectures,” said Samia Ismail, UA Honors Student and member of the Distinguished Lecture Committee. “The committee members chose Ezra Klein, in part, because of his breadth and depth of knowledge on current issues important to college students.”

The event is sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture committee through the Office of Student Activities, and is free to attend to current UA students. Past speakers in the series include civil rights advocate and actor Laverne Cox, American soccer icon Abby Wambach, Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton, Apollo 13 Astronauts James Lovell and Fred Haise, scientist Bill Nye, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former first-lady Laura Bush, and others.

Admission to the public will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after fee-paying UA students are admitted.

For more info, or for accommodations due to disability, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 479-575-5255.