Online: Pitt Speaker Series | Ezra Klein
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:15 pm


Hosted by: The Participatory Democracy Initiative at University of Arizona Law

Ezra Klein is the second speaker in the University of Arizona Law's Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series for Spring 2021.

Join us for a talk with Ezra Klein, founder and editor-at-large of Vox. Moderated by former Tucson mayor Jonathan Rothschild, this is the second event in the Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series, a new program of the Participatory Democracy Initiative at University of Arizona Law. 

About Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein launched Vox in April 2014, and the platform has grown at a startling rate — it now receives more than 20 million unique visitors monthly and leads Comscore's politics category. Vox was the first online-only news publication to land an interview with former President Barack Obama. Klein is also a policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on, as he describes it "domestic and economic policy-making as well as the political system that's constantly screwing it up." Prior to starting Vox, Klein oversaw The Washington Post's "Wonkblog" and was a columnist for Bloomberg News. In 2012, GQ named Klein to their "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" list saying "as proprietor of the Post's 'Wonkblog,' Klein has become a singular journalistic force" and Esquire named him to their "79 Things We Can All Agree On" list saying, "Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name." In 2014, Vanity Fair named him one of the media's "new disrupters." He likes graphs and appendix tables, and he lives in Washington.

Event Sponsors

This event is part of the Pitt Family Foundation Participatory Democracy Speaker Series, an activity of Arizona Law's Participatory Democracy Initiative. The Initiative is an interdisciplinary and community-engaged program of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, the School of Government & Public Policy, and the School of Journalism.