Dazed and Confused: Making Sense of Western Politics (and Consumers)

November 27, 2017, 5:30–7 p.m., Gleacher Center

Dr. Gillian Tett, US managing editor and award winning columnist for the Financial Times, will give her perspective on the state of politics and how we can make sense of what has been happening in Western democracies.

The Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum is part of the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) and is generously sponsored by Myron Scholes.

Speaker Profiles

Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor, leading the Financial Times’s editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the , covering a range of economic, financial, political, and social issues throughout the globe.

Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor (2010–12), assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

In 2016, Tett received honorary degrees from the University of Exeter and the University of Miami. In 2015, Tett was given an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University in the UK, one of the top 10 British universities. In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her other honors include a SABEW Award for best feature article (2012), President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011), being recognized as Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards, and as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards. In June 2009 her book Fool’s Gold won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

Tett’s latest book, The Silo Effect, published by Simon & Schuster in September 2015, looks at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.