Enjoy a highly informative evening on October 13, 2012 at the Squaw Valley Institute, which presents Uncommon Conversations with Gretchen Morgenson, the New York Times columnist and best-selling author. She'll be discussing her latest book, "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon." Morgenson has written several other books, including "Forbes Great Minds of Business," and "The Woman's Guide to the Stock Market," which she co-authored. In addition to her job as New York Times columnist, Morgenson is the newspaper's assistant business and financial editor. Since 1998, she has been fiercely covering the global financial markets for the Times. In 2002, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her perceptive Wall Street reporting.
Named Nonprofit of the Year by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in 2006, the Squaw Valley Institute has become well respected for its top-notch programming in the North Lake Tahoe area that's comprised of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Incline Village. Open to the public, these events run the gamut from the environment, film and entertainment, and world affairs to extreme sports, adventure travel, and arts and sciences. In the past, the Institute has hosted a speaker series on Tahoe's Environmental Politics, An Evening with Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," and Uganda: Hope and Inspiration in the Pearl of Africa, a talk with mountaineer Glen Poulsen, philanthropist Uli Schmid-Maybach, and artist Keoki Flagg, who travelled to Uganda to chronicle the Maybach Family Foundation's mentorship program.