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Bret Stephens, opinion columnist for The New York Times and senior contributor to NBC News, will be in conversation with Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and LJST department chair.
A noted commentator on foreign policy and domestic, domestic politics and cultural issues, Stephens serves as an opinion columnist at The New York Times, where he also engages in a celebrated weekly published conversation on current affairs with his colleague Gail Collins. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Sapir, a quarterly dedicated to exploring issues of Jewish concern, and he has previously worked as foreign-affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal and as editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post. He is the author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder (2014). Among his many prizes and distinctions are the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor and three honorary doctorates.
Lawrence Douglas is the author of seven books, including The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (Yale, 2001) and The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (Princeton, 2016), a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” His most recent book is Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Electoral Meltdown in 2020 (Twelve/Hachette 2020). In addition, Douglas has published two novels, The Catastrophist (2007), a Kirkus “Best Books of the Year,” and The Vices (2011), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Prize. His commentary and essays have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times; and he is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian (U.S.), where he is a contributing opinion writer.