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The Witte Lecture Series - David Leonhardt

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The American Dream, At Risk – Income Inequality and Us

Friday, February 28, 7:00pm




David LeonhardtDavid Leonhardt joined The New York Times in 1999 and is an Op-Ed columnist. His weekday morning e-newsletter helps his readers make sense of current events by providing analysis and context. Prior to joining the Opinion department, he was founding editor of The Upshot section, which emphasizes data visualization and graphics to offer an analytical approach to the day’s news. He served as Washington bureau chief and wrote “Economic Scene” a weekly column for the Business section. He is a Pulitzer Prize and Gerald Loeb Award winning author. 


Lecture Details

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Lecture and Q&A 7:00pm-8:30pm followed by Book Sale and Signing, and Light Supper with Wine till 9:00pm
  • Ticket: $65 General / $60 NBPLF Member
  • Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1, 2019. Reserve tickets online at or by phone at 949-717-3892


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