SMU presents 2018 O’Neil Lecture: Diana Henriques
Award-winning financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Diana Henriques will deliver the 2018 William J. O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism. Henriques’ talk, From Black Monday to Bernie Madoff: Legends and Lies on Wall Street, examines the finance world’s hubris, romantic delusions, willful blindness and regulatory deficiencies.
Henriques is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History, a major new book about the 1987 stock market crash released in September 2017. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller, The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, and starred as herself opposite Robert De Niro in the hit HBO movie based on the book.
An avid reader and reviewer of financial histories, Henriques is also the author of The White Sharks of Wall Street: Thomas Mellon Evans and The Original Corporate Raiders (2000), Fidelity’s World: The Secret Life and Public Power of the Mutual Fund Giant (1995) and The Machinery of Greed: Public Authority Abuse and What To Do About It (1986). As a staff writer for The New York Times from 1989 to 2012 and as a contributing writer since then, she has largely specialized in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.