Anthropologist Gillian Tett speaks at GMU on the financial crisis

George Mason University’s Center for Emerging Market Policies (CEMP) invites you to:
Silos in Finance: The Silences that Contributed to the Financial Crisis
When: Friday, April 15, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Reception immediately following talk. RSVP at: cemp@gmu.edu

Speaker:
Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, social anthropologist and author of the best-selling Fool’s Gold. Tett was named Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards and Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Harper Collins, 2003). Before joining the Financial Times in 1993, Tett was awarded a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Cambridge University based on field work in the former Soviet Union. While pursuing the Ph.D., she freelanced for the FT and the BBC.

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