The New Republic's Martin Peretz '59 to visit campus Thursday, March 26

Martin Peretz '59

Martin Peretz, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, will visit the Brandeis campus on Thursday, March 26, to discuss his life and career since graduating from Brandeis in 1959.

The event is being sponsored by the university’s Journalism Program, and Dr. Peretz will speak specifically about the current state of American journalism and the intersection between journalism and public intellectualism.

The New Republic, which Peretz has been associated with since 1974, is widely considered to be a nexus of public intellectualism in the United States. Founded in part by the acclaimed journalist Walter Lippmann in 1914, the magazine has been called “the most entertaining and intellectually agile magazine in the country.”

"I am, of course, delighted that our students are going to have this chance to hear and learn from someone who has contributed so much to the field of American journalism,” says Journalism Program Director Maura Jane Farrelly. She continues: “And the fact that he was once a Brandeis student, filled with the same, strange mixture of curiosity, passion and uncertainty that characterizes so many of our students, will make the event that much more real and inspiring."

The event will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Olin-Sang Auditorium.

For more information, please contact Professor Farrelly at   

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