NY Times National Correspondent to Visit U on September 15

On Wednesday, September 15, New York Times National Correspondent Julia Preston will give a speech titled “Immigration and Borders, the New Battle Zone.” Her 12:00 p.m. discussion, to be held in the U of U Union Central Ballroom, will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

Preston came to The Times in 1995 after working at The Washington Post for nine years as a foreign correspondent. She covered the United Nations for The Post from January 1993 to May 1995. Previously, she worked for The Boston Globe and National Public Radio. In addition, she is the author, with Samuel Dillon, of Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy, which recounts Mexico’s transformation over three decades from an authoritarian state to a democracy.

The September 15 speech is sponsored by ASUU and the Hinckley Institute of Politics. It is free and open to the public.