The Wilson Lecture: Jane Mayer
Wellesley welcomes award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jane Mayer to campus to deliver this year’s Wilson Lecture. This annual event brings internationally prominent speakers to campus to explore the issues of the day. Mayer will speak on the topic “Fake News and Alternative Facts: The War on Truth,” before answering questions from the audience.
Mayer was the Wall Street Journal’s first woman White House correspondent, is a best-selling author, and currently serves as the chief Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, where she writes about politics, law, national security, and culture. At the Wall Street Journal, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the last days of the Soviet Union, and the first war in the Persian Gulf. Known for holding powerful public officials accountable, Mayer is the author of the 2016 New York Times best-seller Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which the Times named one of the 10 best books of the year. She also wrote the 2008 Times best-seller The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was named one of the top 10 works of journalism of the decade by NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and one of the 10 best books of the year by the Times.
On the evening of the event, doors will open at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and tickets are required for entrance (either bring a printed copy of your ticket or show it on your mobile device). Attendees are asked not to bring any large bags, backpacks, or signage.
All attendees are invited to attend a reception immediately following the lecture in Alumnae Hall Ballroom.
Dec 10, 5–6:30 PM
Dec 8, 3:30 PMThe Fate of Freedom in a Global Pandemic
A timely, power-packed panel with the executive director of Human Rights Watch and two human rights journalists, who will reflect on the ways in which state-sponsored repression has grown under the cover of the global pandemic.Event Date:Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 3:30pm