Award-winning freelance journalist and former investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld will discuss his book “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power” on Wednesday at noon in Room 240 of Orbach Science Library.
The book, published in 2012, is a New York Times bestseller and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine award. It follows the FBI’s secret surveillance of UC Berkeley’s campus in the 1960s, led by J. Edgar Hoover, and utilizes 250,000 pages of files the FBI fought to keep secret.
“Much of the focus of Seth Rosenfeld’s masterfully researched history ‘Subversives’ is the UC, its students, and the course it charted through the pivotal decades of the ‘60s and ‘70s,” UCR Science Librarian Steve Mitchell told UCR Today.
“This is important today because a significant portion of the ongoing and current trajectory of UC remains shaped by the events and their aftermath, which Rosenfeld details,” he said.
The lecture will be free of charge and open to the public.