Dec 2 at 6 PM – Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times Reporter and Author of “Too Big to Fail”

On Wednesday, Dec 2, 6 PM, Pace University, NYC hosts Andrew Ross Sorkin, Award-Winning New York Times Reporter and Author of “TOO BIG TO FAIL: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves”

Early Bird Incentive: First 25 Pace Students Arriving at Lecture/Book Signing Get Free Copy of TOO BIG TO FAIL, Courtesy of Co-Sponsor Barnes & Noble

Media Advisory – Wednesday, Dec 2, 6 PM – Pace University, NYC

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Award-Winning New York Times Reporter and Author of “TOO BIG TO FAIL: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves”

Event is Free and Open to the Public

“… Sorkin has pulled off a rare feat. He has turned more than 500 hours of interviews and documentary evidence ranging from e-mails to call logs into an engrossing fly-on-the-wall account of one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history.” – James Pressley, Bloomberg News

“Everybody that I know who were players in this book that I’ve had a chance to talk to say one thing – he’s got the story” — Charlie Rose, PBS Talk Show Host, October 19, 2009 interview

Who: Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, a columnist and assistant editor of business and finance news at The New York Times. He is also the editor and founder of DealBook (nytimes.com/dealbook), an online daily financial report. Sorkin has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Talk of the Nation and is a frequent guest host of Squawk Box. Sorkin has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2008, Vanity Fair named Sorkin to its “Next Establishment” list. Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he hadn’t yet graduated from high school.

What: Behind-the-Scenes Talk with Book Signing for Sorkin’s newest book, TOO BIG TO FAIL, a real-life, behind-the-scenes thriller of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy.

When: Wednesday, December 2, 6-8 pm

Where: Pace University (east of City Hall), Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street entrance. Directions: http://www.pace.edu/pace/about-us/all-about-pace/directions-to-all-campuses/new-york-city-campus/

Media RSVP: Samuella Becker, Public Information/Pace University, sbecker2@pace.edu; 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

General Public RSVP: Jennifer Crespo at jcrespo@pace.edu or 212-346-1484 by December 1st

About Pace University: For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit Pace on the web at www.pace.edu| Facebook | Twitter (@PaceUNews) | Flickr | YouTube

CNBC’s “Pugnacious” Charles Gasparino to be Interviewed by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman

Charles Gasparino, the CNBC On-air Editor who the Financial Times has called Wall Street’s “most pugnacious reporter,” will discuss “How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System” at the student union of Pace University’s downtown campus Tuesday evening, November 17 at 7 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

e-vite invitation is at http://www.pace.edu/charles-gasparino.html

Contacts: (Pace University) Chris Cory, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu (Harper Business publishers) Gretchen Crary, 212-207-7583, Gretchen.crary@harpercollins.com (CNBC) Brian.Steel@nbcuni.com

CNBC’s “pugnacious” Charles Gasparino to be interviewed by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman about “destruction” of global financial system

New Gasparino book calls for abolition of SEC, where Friedman was a Commissioner

Conversation and book signing at Pace downtown Manhattan campus Tuesday, November 17, 7-8 PM

NEW YORK, NY, November 5, 2009 – Charles Gasparino, the CNBC On-air Editor who the Financial Times has called Wall Street’s “most pugnacious reporter,” will discuss “How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System” at the student union of Pace University’s downtown campus Tuesday evening, November 17 at 7 p.m.

In his new book, “The Sellout,” Gasparino calls for the abolition of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will be interviewed by a former SEC Commissioner, Stephen J. Friedman, who is the president of the University.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested at 212-868-4444 www.SmartTix.com. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Friedman knows both Wall Street and government from his work as a prominent business lawyer (former senior partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC), deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury, executive vice president at The Equitable Companies Incorporated and the E.F. Hutton Group Inc., and U.S. Supreme Court clerk.

Return of uncontrolled risk?

The evening’s topic is the subtitle of “The Sellout,” which is Gasparino’s third investigative book about Wall Street. It was published November 3 by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Early reviews have been enthusiastic.

“There’s good reason to believe that . . . The Sellout will become the definitive book on the current financial crisis…. The Sellout pulls no punches,” said Don Holland, of Real Clear Markets.com.

In The Wall Street Journal, James Freeman called the book “Splendid…Mr. Gasparino chronicles how … managers with a healthy fear of risk lost corporate power struggles to men more likely to ignore it.”

Recently Gasparino has been reporting a rapid return of extreme financial risk-taking and voicing skepticism about the ability of new regulatory efforts to control it.

He graduated from Pace’s Dyson College in 1985, having started his journalistic career as a reporter for a Pace student newspaper. He worked for the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek before joining CNBC.

Best business books of the year

Gasparino’s first book, “Blood on the Street,” was a Business Week bestseller and was listed by Barron’s as one of the best business books of 2005. His second, ‘King of the Club,” about Richard Grasso, former head of the New York Stock Exchange, was listed by the Library Journal as one of the best business books of 2007.

In addition to his on-air work for CNBC, Gasparino writes regularly for the website The Daily Beast, Forbes, and the New York Post, among others.

The event is co-sponsored by Pace’s schools of Law, Business, and Computer Science and Information Systems, its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the offices of Government Relations and Public Information, and a growing list of student organizations including the Pace Press and Paw Print newspapers, the Student Government Association-New York City, the Lubin Business Association, and Students of Caribbean Awareness.

About Pace

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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NYSE Chairman and NASDAQ CEO to Keynote Pace University’s Securities Industry Conference

12th Annual Securities Industry Conference at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will take place on Oct 19. This year’s theme is “Planning for the Future of the Securities Industry” and the keynote speakers are: Paul E. Steiger, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal interviews Marshall N. Carter, Chairman, New York Stock Exchange, Larry Ingrassia, Business & Finance Editor, The New York Times interviews Robert Greifeld, President & CEO, The NASDAQ Stock Market.

MEDIA ADIVSORY

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Note: Members of the media must RSVP to attend. Email wcaldwell@pace.edu .

September 8, 2005

NYSE CHAIRMAN MARSHALL CARTER AND NASDAQ CEO
ROBERT GREIFELD TO KEYNOTE PACE UNIVERSITY’S
SECURITIES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 19

Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Paul Steiger and New York Times Business & Finance Editor Larry Ingrassia to conduct interviews with keynote speakers

Panels to include heads of major securities exchanges and firms exploring new challenges and future trends

WHAT: 12th Annual Securities Industry Conference at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Theme: “Planning for the Future of the Securities Industry.”

WHO: Morning Keynote: Paul E. Steiger, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal interviews Marshall N. Carter, Chairman, New York Stock Exchange. Luncheon Keynote: Larry Ingrassia, Business & Finance Editor, The New York Times interviews Robert Greifeld, President & CEO, The NASDAQ Stock Market.

Panels include prominent leaders in the securities industry: Brandon Becker, co-Chair, Securities Department, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr; Paul Bennett, SVP & Chief Economist, New York Stock Exchange; Alfred R. Berkeley, Chairman, Pipeline Trading Systems; William J. Brodsky, Chairman & CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange; Andrew M. Brooks, VP & Head, Equity Trading, T. Rowe Price; David Colker, CEO & President, National Stock Exchange; Mike Cormack, President, The Archipelago Exchange; Marc Frimet, Managing Counsel, The Bank of New York; Richard G. Ketchum, Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange; Matthew Lavicka, Equities Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; H. Bruce McEver, Chairman, Berkshire Capital Securities; Derek Morris, SVP, Program Trading Business Development, BNY Brokerage; Annette L. Nazareth, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission; Brett W. Redfearn, Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns & Co.; Wayne Wagner, Chairman, Plexus Group Inc; Neal L. Wolkoff, Chairman & CEO, The American Stock Exchange.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, One Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), New York, NY.

Visit http://www.pace.edu/lubin/freundcenter for more information about the conference.