Politico’s Ben White to Discuss the 2008 Financial Crisis

White will speak at the annual Gargano Lecture on Tuesday, April 9.

Ben White head shotBen White, the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO, will deliver the annual Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Lecture, discussing the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m., in room 5C of the Kelly Commons. It is free and open to the general public.

The author of the “Morning Money” column covering finance and public policy, White joined POLITICO in the fall of 2009. Prior to his time at POLITICO, White served as a Wall Street reporter for The New York Times, where he shared a Society of Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news coverage of the financial crisis.

From 2005 to 2007, White was a Wall Street correspondent and U.S. banking editor at the Financial Times.

White worked at The Washington Post for nine years before joining the Financial Times. He served as national political researcher and research assistant to columnist David S. Broder and later as a Wall Street correspondent.

Ambassador Charles A. Gargano ’79 was the United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, former chairman and commissioner of the Empire State Development Corporation, and vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was also a member of the Manhattan College board of trustees and in 2009 established the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano ’79 Endowed Chair in Global Economics and Finance.

For more information about the Gargano Lecture, contact Donald Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the O’Malley School of Business, at 718-862-7440 or dgibson01@manhattan.edu.

–John Dove '18, '20MBA

By MC Staff