The Annual Student Forum – featuring Fairfield students on stage with leading authorities in a candid and animated cross-generational conversation. Special thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
Meet the art historian turned bond-salesman turned best-selling author, Michael Lewis. Since his debut semi-autobiographical Liar’s Poker, Lewis has captured audiences with tales that shed light on the shadowy spaces in finance and economics. Writing in a way that makes his subject matter both accessible and exciting, The New York Times lauded that "[n]o one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis.“
His bibliography includes sixteen titles, including global bestsellers like Flash Boys, The Big Short, and Boomerang. From Sandra Bullock to Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, A-Listers have starred in Academy Award-nominated film adaptations of his books. The Blind Side traces the life of a poor, illiterate African-American kid living on the streets of Memphis whose life is transformed after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball, is also about the way markets value people.
While Lewis is a regularly appearing columnist for Bloomberg View and Vanity Fair, his probing articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and Foreign Affairs.
Pull up a seat and be part of a fascinating ‘Fireside Chat’ with a man who the Huffington Post calls “one of the premier chroniclers of our age,” as he points out the dynamic currents impacting the economic, ethical, and social trends shaping life in the US today.