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Enron reporter coming to speak

Bethany McLean story

Bethany McLean, the Fortune magazine reporter who broke the Enron scandal, will be speaking at the Sofitel (20 E. Chestnut St.) this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m.

McLean joined Fortune’s reporting staff in 1995 and wrote the story “Is Enron Overpriced?” in March 2001. She was the first reporter to question the corporation’s business practices, and the more McLean investigated, the further Enron’s ethical façade decayed.

The Smartest Guys in the Room, written two years later with coauthor Peter Elkind, recounted the 2001 collapse of Enron, one of the largest business scandals in American history. In 2010, McLean coauthored her second book, All the Devils are Here, a history of the 2008 financial crisis. McLean is also a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.

As part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, McLean will reflect on the circumstances that lead to enormous corporate failures, discuss the lessons we have learned, and consider the risks of future failures. To register, click here.