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Join the Forum for the Academy and the Public for a pair of panels that will consider the global perception of the United States.  In collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), international authors and journalists will offer perspectives on the American identity in the 21st century.

Each event will be an hour long, beginning with a 15-minute moderated Q&A with our first writer, followed by 15 minutes of audience Q&A. This will be followed by a 15-minute response from our second writer, then more general Q&A.


October 13, 12:30pm to 1:30pm 
Boris Dralyuk, award-winning Executive Editor of LARB, will moderate a conversation with acclaimed Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin and journalist, BBC radio broadcaster, and book author Isabel Hilton.

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December 1, 11am to 12pm 
Jeff Wasserstrom will moderate a conversation on views from Europe. He will be joined by author and foreign correspondent Pallavi Aiyar and Berlin-based national affairs reporter Melissa Chan. Both Aiyar and Chan have written for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Event is free and open to the public. Who Do They Think We Are? is presented by UCI’s Forum for the Academy and the Public and organized by Professor Jeff Wasserstrom. Co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, School of Law, Department of History, Literary Journalism Program, Illuminations, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.