For Judea Pearl, a computer scientist and Daniels father, there was still much work to be done. Judea Pearl and his wife Ruth founded the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an international non-profit organization which seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and communications. The Foundation has created programs such as the World Music Days and the PEARL World Youth News, which target youth, and the Daniel Pearl Journalism and Editorial Fellowships, which directly targets foreign journalists to help them understand things from an American perspective. Judea and Ruth Pearl are also the co-editors of I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl (2004).
In addition to serving as President of the new Daniel Pearl Foundation, Judea Pearl remains a Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles and the director of UCLAs Cognitive Systems Laboratory, where he has published significant academic texts, such as Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference (2000).
Judea Pearls lecture at the Athenaeum is jointly sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.