October 9, 2018

Author of the Hollywood hits ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘Moneyball’ to speak at Krannert

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michael Lewis, best-selling author of “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” will engage in a Q&A session with Krannert Dean David Hummels at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse.

Lewis released his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” Oct. 2. “The Fifth Risk” will take a close look at the internal upheaval in the departments of Energy, Agriculture and Commerce that took place during the transition from President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump.

Lewis, a non-fiction writer and financial journalist, has published many New York Times best-selling books spanning a variety of topics including the global financial crisis, the United States housing bubble and the 1996 presidential campaign. Some of his other recent works include “Flash Boys” and “Boomerang.” Three of his books have been made into major motion pictures, all of which have been nominated for Academy Awards.

This event is a part of the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenships and Ethics, an event series that features speakers from a variety of disciplines that investigate the various aspects of business ethics and the role citizens play in corporate ethics. The event is presented by the Krannert School of Management and the College of Education’s James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship, with funding from Purdue Federal Credit Union and Karl and Kathy Krapek. This event is free and open to the public.

The Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics is one of the two speaker series that Krannert will be hosting as a part of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial celebration. During the yearlong celebration, which lasts from Homecoming 2018 through Homecoming 2019, the Purdue community will be celebrating Purdue, its remarkable people, its unique history and its visionary drive to meet the world’s future challenges.

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