Beinart, Stephens dialogue at temple


The fifth season of Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel continues on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m., with a dialogue between renowned journalists Peter Beinart and Bret Stephens, moderated by Newsday’s Lane Filler.

Beinart is associate professor of journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and associate professor of political science at the CUNY Graduate Center.

He is an author, a regular contributor to The Atlantic, a senior columnist at Haaretz and a CNN political commentator.

His most recent book, “The Crisis of Zionism,” was published by Times Books in 2012.

Beinart has written for numerous periodicals including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

He has appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Charlie Rose,” “Meet the Press,” and many other television programs.

Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University.

After graduation, Beinart became The New Republic’s managing editor in 1995, senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 he served as the magazine’s editor.

Stephens became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in late April of this year.

Previously, he wrote The Wall Street Journal’s foreign affairs column, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

He was the paper’s deputy editorial page editor and a member of its editorial board as well. Stephens was also editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28.

He frequently appears on television programs, including CNN’s “GPS (Global Public Square)” with Fareed Zakaria.

Filler is a columnist and editorial board member for Newsday.

He has been a journalist for over 20 years, with roles as a sports columnist, features reporter, and political reporter.

In 2004, he was embedded with elements of the Pennsylvania National Guard in Iraq and Kuwait for three months.

Following the dialogue, there will be a Q&A and refreshments.

Tickets are $20 or two for $35.

For further information and to purchase tickets, call 516-482-5701.

Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Hicks Lane in Great Neck.


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