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Too Big to Fail: The Aftermath and What Next?

LSE Executive Summer School and LSE Financial Markets Group public lecture

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2010 
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Chair: Professor Christopher Polk

Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2010, Too Big to Fail has become the definitive account of the financial crisis. Through unprecedented access to the key players, Sorkin meticulously re-created frantic phone calls, foul-mouthed rows and white-knuckle panic, as Wall Street fought to save itself. A year on, Sorkin looks at the aftermath of the financial crisis and what will happen next.

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.

Andrew Ross Sorkin will be signing copies of his book after the lecture.

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This event is part of the AXA Risk Management and Regulation of Financial Institutions Research Programme.

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