From: "Judea Pearl"
To: faculty-forum@causality.cs.ucla.edu
Cc: "Anna Krylov" , "Rabbi Aaron Lerner" , "chloe levian" , "Gabriella Davoudpour"
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:53:52 AM
Subject: Re: Update on Campus happenings

Dear Friends,
A few additional thoughts on what's happening.

  1. I hope you had a chance to read Kal Raustiala's oped in the LA Times
    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-10-12/ralph-bunche-ucla-palestine-israel-graffitti-bunche-hall
    Glad we have Kal on our faculty to penetrate the walls of the LA Times which still has not covered our letter to President Drake or any other information on what's happening on campus and what matters to their readers.
  2. The Forward had a story about our graffiti, see https://forward.com/news/476453/universities-push-anti-israel-statements-professors-push-back/
    Funny, and typical to The Forward, they also asked the Jewish Voice for Peace for a comment, as if they could not predict it.
  3. A random thought: In a non-inverted universe, we would expect leaders of the Nazarian Center and the Center for Jewish Studies to send their students (+faculty?) some indication that they are aware of what is going on and are not exactly pleased with it and are doing something about it. If they did, please let the rest of us know.
  4. I want to call you attention to a powerful webinar presented by Dr. Einat Wilf a few days ago: https://twitter.com/yudapearl/status/1448277821265117185
    Please disseminated it to your circles of friends because I believe her facts, insights and mode of presentation are unique among Jewish faculty. (She is teaching now at George Washington U. and is thinking about a visit to UCLA).

Stay the course,
I will be back if any developments,
Judea

Judea Pearl
Professor
UCLA Computer Science Department
4515 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596
310.825.3243
judea@cs.ucla.edu