Gillian Tett (Financial Times) on "Joining up the Dots: Why an Anthropology Makes Sense of the World"
Gillian Tett, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, will deliver a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Her talk, “Joining Up the Dots: Why An Anthropology Helps to Make Sense of the World,” is FIELD’s keynote lecture co-‐sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School and the Anthropology Department. FIELD is an undergraduate student group that offers guidance and support for Princeton students of all backgrounds pursuing fieldwork.
As assistant editor and columnist, Gillian Tett writes two weekly columns for the Financial Times (FT), covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. From 2010-‐2012, Tett severed as the FT’s U.S. managing editor, leading the editorial development of the paper’s U.S. edition and of U.S. news on FT.com. Prior to this, she served as assistant editor responsible for the FT’s markets coverage, as well as capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, Tokyo correspondent, London-‐based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.
In 2012, she received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for best feature article, “Madoff spins his story.” She was previously awarded a President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011) and recognized as Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards, as well as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards.
Tett’s upcoming book, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013, will look at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology. 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” (Little Brown, U.K. and Simon and Schuster, U.S., 2009) and “Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from its Trillion Dollar Meltdown” (Harper Collins, 2003). “Fool’s Gold” won Financial Book of the Year at the Spear’s Book Awards in 2009.
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Date/Time: 04/03/13 at 4:30 pm - 04/03/13 at 6:00 pm