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Nationally-Renowned Business Journalist to Address Financial Crisis in W&L Lecture

Greg Ip
Greg Ip
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Greg Ip of The Economist will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in Room 327 of Huntley Hall.

Ip’s talk is titled “Our Financial 9/11” and is free and open to the public.

When Ip speaks, the financial world listens. And Ip doesn't hesitate to speak out. His insights can be heard frequently on such radio and TV outlets as CNBC, the BBC, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio. Ip joined The Economist last year.

For more than a decade before that, he covered financial markets for the Wall Street Journal, eventually becoming that paper’s chief economics correspondent in Washington, D.C. Market mavens pored over his stories for clues into the Federal Reserve’s economic policies and what financial effects they would have.

Ip worked at newspapers in Vancouver and Toronto before joining the Journal in 1996. In 2005, he won a Business Journalist of the Year award from the World Leadership Forum for a series on the legacy of Alan Greenspan. In 2001 he shared a Pulitzer with the staff of the Journal. A native of Canada, Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He lives in Bethesda, Md.

Ip’s visit to W&L is made possible by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States.