Journalist Anderson Cooper is set to speak in Boulder on Tuesday, March 6.

The host of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° will speak at Macky Auditorium on the CU campus.

The event will be open to the public with ticket sales beginning Monday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at Colorado.edu/Macky. Public tickets will be $40.

Ticket sales for CU students ($5) and faculty/staff ($20) will also begin February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a table inside the University Memorial Center. Ticket sales at the UMC will run through March 2 or until tickets are sold out.

The event is hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board, a student-led organization, that strives to bring speakers who will intellectually challenge the student body.

“Anderson Cooper is a highly distinguished speaker and journalist, who has captured international audiences with his astute and nuanced reporting,” said Jessica Yan, CU student and chair of the Distinguished Speakers Board, in news release. “His insight in current affairs will challenge us to think critically about the media we choose to believe, especially in a shifting social and political landscape.”

Past speakers at CU include Howard Dean, Karl Rove, Laverne Cox, Rudy Giuliani, Madeleine Albright and Edward Snowden (via video conference).