Political and Economic Transition at Home and Abroad
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial UnionMSNBC anchor and correspondent Ali Velshi brings a unique perspective to his coverage of politics and the impact of the current administration's domestic and international policy shifts. He was previously CNN’s chief business correspondent and is known for his ability to explain in plain terms the causes of the global financial crisis, the debt ceiling and the budget debates. Velshi reported on the U.S. presidential campaign and provided overseas coverage of ISIL, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the Iran nuclear deal as the host of Al Jazeera America's “Ali Velshi On Target.” He also serves as an NBC news business correspondent, is the author of Gimme My Money Back, and co-authored How to Speak Money with former CNN colleague and Iowa State alum Christine Romans. Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science.
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Ali Velshi was nominated for two 2016 Emmy Awards for work on disabled workers and Chicago’s red-light camera scandal. In 2010, he was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for “How The Wheels Came Off,” a special on the near collapse of the American auto industry. Additionally, CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy for Velshi’s breaking news coverage of the attempted terror attack by Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab on Northwest flight 253 into Detroit.
Ali Velshi has reported extensively on the global financial crisis. Known for his trademark exposition and explanation, he has appeared as a guest economics analyst on shows like Oprah, The View, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at the height of the crisis, explaining the causes of the meltdown in plain terms.
Born in Kenya and raised in Canada, Velshi graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a degree in religion, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate from his Alma Mater in 2016.
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- Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science
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