UA Downtown Series to feature NYT executive editor Dean Baquet

Sat, 2017-10-07

The University of Arizona’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting its fifth Downtown Series starting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre Tucson, on 17 W. Congress St.

The series, titled “Truth and Trust in the Global Scene,” will include discussions on the current period of alternative facts and fake news, as well as ways of maintaining trust in one another and institutions.

“I think Tucsonans of all ages, high school on up, will enjoy and learn from these conversations. These are topics that many families in this country have been talking about at their dinner tables for the past few years: elections, political divisiveness, truth in the news, global conflict. Young adults debate with their parents who debate with their parents,” said John Paul Jones III, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “These issues impact all of us.”