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Disinformation, the Media and the 2024 Elections

Wednesday, May 15
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Alta Club

The Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations (SLCFR) is pleased to welcome James Dao as the guest speaker at this event. The evening's events include a social at 6:00 p.m. followed by a dinner at 7:00 p.m. and Mr. Dao's presentation at 8:00 p.m.

James Dao is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, overseeing editorials, op-eds, letters, and the Ideas section. Since he joined the Globe in July 2022, the section has expanded its newsletter offerings, created a new podcast, “Say More,” and pushed to elevate its digital content. Before the Globe, he spent 30 years at The New York Times where, as a reporter, he wrote about state and national politics, roamed the country as a national correspondent, covered the State and Defense departments, created a beat on veterans affairs, and embedded with American troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also the paper’s deputy National editor, Op-Ed editor and, most recently, Metro editor. During his tenure, the Metro section was a Pulitzer finalist for breaking news. As a military correspondent during the Afghanistan war, he won an Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and other awards for a multimedia series on the deployment of an Army battalion, titled “A Year at War.” Before becoming a journalist, he was an original staff member of the New York Chinatown History Project. He is a graduate of Yale College, where he majored in American history.

This event will be held at the Alta Club at 100 East South Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Complementary parking is available in the Alta Club parking lot on the south side of South Temple, east of the Carlton Hotel Annex. Valet parking is currently unavailable.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by contacting Lynda Sayge at (801) 556–6173 or by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 10 May 2024.

An RSVP is necessary for dinner. Dinner prices (pay at the door):

  • $55 Members - $60 Guests
  • $25 Students

Diet-specific meal on request with RSVP.

To attend lecture only, please contact Lynda Sayge using the information above.

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