Journalist and Best-selling Author of The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, Moneyball, and The Blind Side
Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Start time 7:30 p.m.
Ted Constant Convocation Center
In partnership with Old Dominion University President’s Lecture Series
Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. In December 2016, Lewis released The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds. In keeping with his unparalleled ability to tell stories about “quirky individuals who zig when everyone else zags” (as The New York Times puts it), the new book dives deep into the world of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who founded the field of behavioral economics with their revolutionary theories on decision making and human errors in judgment.
Lewis’ other best-selling books include The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, Boomerang, The New New Thing, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, and The Blind Side. His books have gone on to inspire several Oscar nominated films, including 2009’s The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock, and 2011’s Moneyball starring Brad Pitt.
Mr. Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine. He has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC-TV’s Nightline; created and presented a four-part documentary on the social consequences of the internet for the BBC; and recorded stories for the American public radio show, This American Life.
A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program will take a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms.