UConn’s College Republicans on Wednesday evening are welcoming Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire. His appearance at the University of California, Berkeley sparked protests when he spoke there last fall.
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The College Democrats have invited attorney Nathan Robinson for a lecture called “Ben Shapiro Is Not As Insightful As He Thinks He Is.”
Both events are scheduled for separate venues at 7 p.m. A college spokeswoman says both events are closed to the general public.
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The talks come two months after a speech at UConn by right-wing pundit Lucian Wintrich led to the arrests of him and a protester who took his notes. All charges were later dropped.