Speaker: Professor Sylvia Nasar, Knight Professor Emerita, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

Dr. Sylvia Nasar is the recipient of many honours, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography (1998) as the author of A Beautiful Mind (1998), a biography of mathematician John Forbes Nash, published in 30 languages which became the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning movie (2001). Her Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius (2011) received a Los Angeles Times Book Award for Science and Technology (2011) and the Spears Financial History Book of the Year Award (2012).

Sylvia_NasarAn economist by training, Nasar’s articles about economics and globalization have appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Times Sunday Book Review, Fast Company and London Telegraph. She holds honorary doctorates from De Paul University (2005) and Niagara University (2011).