PNW Sinai Forum town-hall discussion to feature author of “Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street”
The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Sinai Forum will welcome author and former hedge fund analyst, Sheelah Kolhatkar, at 4 p.m. (CST), Sunday, Nov. 12 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville Campus.
The complex is located at 1401 S. US 421. The doors open at 3 p.m.
PNW Sinai Forum Executive Director Leslie Plesac hosts the Sinai Forum series, now in its 64th season. The Forum presents guest speakers who explore the day’s compelling issues, giving audience members a unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and have the opportunity to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style forum.
The rise of a new class of billionaire financiers
A staff writer for the “New Yorker” and a former hedge fund analyst, Kolhatkar writes and speaks about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, national politics and women’s issues. Her book, “Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street” takes readers into the hedge fund world and the largest insider trading investigation in history.
She will speak about the rise of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers during the past two decades, which marked a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape, culminating in the election of President Donald Trump and the unprecedented wealth of his cabinet members. A book signing will follow the program.
Writer and commentator
Kolhatkar has appeared as a commentator on business and economic issues on CNBC, PBS, CBS, NPR and contributes regularly to New York City’s public radio station WNYC. Her work has appeared in “New York Magazine,” “The Atlantic,” “The New York Times,” “The New York Times Book Review,” and “Time.”
Sinai Forum regular season tickets are $100, which includes general seating for this and the following program. A patron season ticket is $225, which includes reserved section seating for this and the following program and exclusive receptions with the speakers before each program, beginning at 2:30 p.m. (CST).
Students who show a valid high school or university I.D. may attend at no cost.
Tickets can be purchased by credit card online at www.pnw.edu/sinai-forum.
The season sponsors are La Porte Hospital, The Times Media Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa and Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Program sponsors are John W. Anderson Foundation, The Bankoff Family, “La Porte Herald Argus,” “The News Dispatch” and Duneland Health Council.
Patron-level ticket holders will be welcome to attend all pre-program speaker receptions. The receptions are sponsored by Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation, Harbour Trust Investment Management Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa and Hightower Scannell Wealth Management.
Additional information about the Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum is available at www.pnw.edu/sinai-forum .
The final speaker in this season’s series will by author David Epstein at 4 p.m. (CST), Sunday, Dec. 3. Epstein will discuss “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” an exploration of athletic success and the nature vs. nurture debate and how far science has come in solving it. His research helps to rethink the very nature of athleticism.