This article was originally published in Penn News, 03/29/2016. It can be viewed here in its original form. 

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the 2016 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin. The lecture, “The Relevance of Dreyfus in the Age of ISIS,” will take place on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30 pm in the Class of 1978 Pavilion at the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts on the sixth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Rubin’s work has sent her on assignments across the globe. She is the author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq, a book of her columns from 2002-2004. In 2001, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, and in 2008, she was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. In 2010, she won the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting & Analysis on Foreign Affairs from the Academy of American Diplomacy.

In 2002, Dr. Lorraine Beitler donated a collection of over 1,000 items documenting the history of the Alfred Dreyfus affair and its impact on the art, society, and politics of France and the modern world to the Penn Libraries. The collection provides a context for international learning and debate through a program of touring exhibitions, publications, and conferences. After donating the collection, Dr. Beitler and her husband, Martin, established the Lorraine Beitler Lecture Fund to serve as a catalyst for the examination of the issues of prejudice and intolerance.

Rubin’s lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, please visit:\