When Bernie Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme collapsed in December 2008, it wiped out almost $65 billion in wealth and plunged victims into a swamp of litigation that still stretches far and wide. In the aftermath, Washington, Wall Street and Main Street all vowed to learn from this scandal. But what are the bedrock lessons we still need to focus on? Prize-winning journalist Diana B. Henriques will discuss her insights into those lessons, as well as the adventures she had while researching her bestselling book, which included two prison interviews with the con artist himself.
Diana B. Henriques, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, is a contributing writer for The New York Times, where she has worked since 1989. She was previously a staff writer for Barron's magazine, a Wall Street correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and an investigative reporter for The Trenton (N.J.) Times. In 2005, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for her 2004 series exposing insurance and investment rip-offs of young military consumers. She was also a member of The New York Times team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Henriques is a member of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and serves on the board of trustees of her alma mater, the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Besides her book on the Madoff scandal -- which HBO has optioned for possible development into a film starring Robert DeNiro -- Henriques is the author of three previous books: The Machinery of Greed, Fidelity's World and The White Sharks of Wall Street.
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$8 OLLI members, $10 General Public
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Registration required by March 15
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|Dates:||March 20, 2013|
|Meets:||W from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM |
|Instructor:||Diane Henriques |
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