New York Times finance reporter and columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin '99, a leading interpreter of Wall Street and corporate America and author of the award-winning best-seller "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves" (2009), will return to campus for a series of events Oct. 20.
He will participate in a book signing and a panel discussion with faculty, and deliver a public lecture in the evening.
Sorkin broke such major stories as the Chase Manhattan Corp.'s acquisition of J.P. Morgan, Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq and News Corp.'s acquisition of Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. In 2008 he reported on the Wall Street crisis, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, the U.S. government's bailouts of investment banks and the American International Group insurance corporation.
A frequent television guest, Sorkin has appeared on many network and cable news shows; he also hosted a seven-part PBS talk-show series called "It's the Economy, NY."
Sorkin worked as an intern The New York Times in high school as well as while he was a communication major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. After he graduated in 1999, he joined the paper full time, covering European mergers and acquisitions from London. In 2000 he became the newspaper's chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, a post he still holds. He also founded and edits DealBook, a financial news service published by the Times.
The following events are free and open to the public:
During his visit Sorkin will also lunch with students from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Department of Communication, the Johnson School and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.