Ann Coulter is headed to the University of California, Berkeley next month.
Young America's Foundation announced on Tuesday afternoon that the 11-time New York Times bestselling author is slated to speak on campus April 27.
Coulter, a longtime fixture of the campus lecture circuit, will test the notoriously liberal university's tolerance for opposing viewpoints. Last month, protests over a lecture by one popular critic of political correctness devolved into violence at Berkeley, escalating to the point where President Trump addressed the news on Twitter.
At the time, the president tweeted, "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?"
Given Coulter's high profile and more established career, her appearance presents a new challenge for the school to demonstrate its commitment to free speech. Her bestselling 2015 book Adios, America was rumored to influence Trump's perspective on illegal immigration at the beginning of his candidacy for president.
In a statement provided to the Washington Examiner by Young America's Foundation (my previous employer), Coulter outlined her expectations for the event, quipping, "I hear they're nice people at Berkeley and expect a pleasant event and stimulating exchange of ideas."
YAF, which sponsors dozens of conservative campus lectures around the country every semester, is considering live streaming the event for online viewers.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.