The 62nd season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will present Nomi Prins, author of “All the Presidents’ Bankers,” on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. (CT) at the Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center, 777 Blue Chip Drive, in Michigan City.
The accomplished financial analyst, journalist and author spoke to the Forum in 2011, presenting a chilling account of the U.S. recession. This time, Prins will provide an inside view of money and influence, two of America’s abiding concerns.
The Times of Northwest Indiana is the event sponsor.
Prins appears on BBC and on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, FOX and PBS. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the non-partisan public policy think tank, Demos. Her new book is a groundbreaking narrative about the relationships of U.S. presidents to key bankers during the past century and how they impacted domestic and foreign policy.
A book signing will follow the program.
Her other books include a historical novel about the 1929 crash, “Black Tuesday,” and the hard-hitting expose “It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street;” as well as “Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America” and “Jacked.”
She has authored articles that have been featured in “The New York Times,” “Mother Jones,” “Fortune,” “Newsday,” “Newsweek,” “The Guardian,” “The Nation,” “Alternet,” “Slate,” “LaVanguardia” and others.
Tickets for the PNC Sinai forum season are $75 for regular subscription passes and $200 for patron subscription passes, which include reserved section seating and exclusive receptions with the speakers. Students who show a valid school I.D. are always free. Tickets can be purchased by credit card online at www.sinaiforum.org or by cash or check at: The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., La Porte; The PNC Chancellor’s Office, Schwarz Hall, Room 137, 1401 S. U.S. Hwy. 421, Westville; Undergraduate Building at PNC-Porter County, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso.
The Sinai Forum season sponsors are IU Health La Porte Hospital and Times Media Company. The sustaining sponsors are “La Porte Herald Argus” and “The News Dispatch.” The John W. Anderson Foundation is a program sponsor, and individual program sponsors are Duneland Health Council, IU Health La Porte Hospital, Horizon Bank, Times Media Company and the Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation.
Patron-level ticket holders will be welcome to attend all speaker receptions, which will be hosted by Wendy J. Levenfeld & Associates, NIPSCO, Ideas in Motion Media, Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Leadership Center.
The Forum continues its commitment to presenting speakers who explore compelling contemporary issues, providing audience members with the unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields speak to topics in the news and to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style forum. Wendy Levenfeld, Forum executive director, will host the series. Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at www.sinaiforum.org.
The Sinai Forum season will conclude on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. CT, with “Ernie,” a one-hour play written by Dr. Jerry Holt, chair of the PNC Department of English & Modern Languages, starring actor Steven Becker. The evening is sponsored by the Leonard J. & Irene Brown Foundation.