Bob Woodward announced as 2019 Memorial Lecture Speaker


The Daniel Pearl Foundation and UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations are excited to announce the next speaker in our Memorial Lecture Series: the legendary Bob Woodward.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in Anderson Complex - Korn Convocation Hall - Rm. C314 . Slots are limited and advanced RSVPs are required for attendance, so don’t wait to sign up.


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BOB WOODWARD is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. His work at the Post earned him two shared Pulitzer Prizes; one in 1973 for his coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and the other in 2003 for his work as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Woodward has been a recipient of nearly every major American journalism award, including the Heywood Broun award (1972), the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting (1972 and 1986), the Sigma Delta Chi Award (1973), the George Polk Award (1972), the William Allen White Medal (2000), and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency (2002).

In addition to his journalistic work, he has authored or coauthored 19 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers and thirteen of which have been #1 national bestsellers. He has published on nine of the most recent U.S. presidents, from Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, to Obama, and Trump. His book All the President's Men (1974) was named by TIME Magazine to its list of All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, and his most recent book, Fear: Trump in the White House (2018), sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week in the United States and broke the 94-year first-week sales record of its publisher Simon & Schuster.

Bob Schieffer of CBS News has said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.”

Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said in 2014 that he wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying of Woodward, “He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him…his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.”

Gene Roberts, the former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the Woodward-Bernstein Watergate coverage, “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”


KAL RAUSTIALA is a professor at UCLA School of Law and at the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Since 2007 he has served as director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. Professor Raustiala's research focuses on international law, international relations, and intellectual property. His recent publications include "Governing the Internet," American Journal of International Law (2016); "Fake It Till You Make It: The Good News About China’s Knockoff Economy,” Foreign Affairs, (July/August 2013); “NGOs in International Treaty-Making,” in The Oxford Guide to Treaties (2012); and Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law, (Oxford, 2009). His most recent book, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (Oxford, 2012), written with Christopher Sprigman of NYU Law School, has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. A graduate of Duke University, Professor Raustiala holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

Tyler Rosen