LSE public lecture
Date: Thursday 5 November 2009
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Chair: Dr Tom Kirchmaier
Andrew Ross Sorkin will take the audience behind the financial crisis and inside various secret meetings and never-before revealed conversations between regulators in Washington DC and London as well as on Wall Street. Sorkin will describe the reporting process of this painstakingly reported narrative; how he was able to gain access to the key players and how they provided him with hundreds of hundreds of pages of internal documents and notes that were the basis of the narrative in Too Big To Fail.
Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, a columnist, and assistant editor of business and finance news. Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he hadn't yet graduated from high school. By the time he graduated from college he had 71 articles published in the paper. He started full time in 1999, based in London as the European M&A reporter, before moving back to New York in 2000 to take up his current post. Sorkin has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honour in business journalism, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader and the following year Vanity Fair named him as one of 40 new members of the 'Next Establishment'. Too Big to Fail is his first book.
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