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Sylvia Nasar

Presenting her newest book GRAND PURSUIT: The Story of Economic Genius

This event is sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research & co-sponsored by the Murphy Institute, The Newcomb College Institute, The Payson Center for International Development, and the Economics Department.



Greenleaf Conference Room (100a Jones Hall)


THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but seats are limited so PLEASE RSVP to Angela Reed (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to reserve your seat.

About the Speaker

Trained as an economist, Nasar was a staff writer at Fortune and a columnist at U.S. News & World Report before joining The New York Times, where she discovered the remarkable story of John Nash, the Princeton mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia for three decades before recovering and winning a Nobel Prize in economics. The biography, A Beautiful Mind, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, helped put a human face on a devastating mental illness. Published in 30 languages including Farsi, Turkish, Russian and Hindi, it inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Russell Crowe. Nasar has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, FastCompany and many other publications. At Columbia University she co-directs the M.A. program in business journalism and teaches a graduate seminar in economics reporting that focuses on globalization, growth, living standards and business cycles.

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