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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WorldCom went from being a business success story to a major disaster when it filed for Chapter 11 in 2002. Find out whether any lessons from that meltdown can apply to the current economic troubles in the US. Also: a former NY mafia soldier-turned-Orthodox Jew. Then, a new MoMA exhibit about merging science and design. And Senator Chuck Hagel on how we can move beyond partisan politics.

Tune in for our latest Political Projections on Tuesday, April 1st! We'll talk about political idealism in Hollywood. We're also hosting a special film screening on March 31st. Seating is limited to the first 100 people who RSVP, so don't wait!

Guests:

Chuck Hagel

Lessons from the Collapse of WorldCom

WorldCom went from a business success story to a major disaster when it filed for Chapter 11 in 2002 after accruing tens of billions of dollars in debt. Former vice president of WorldCom's internal audit department Cynthia Cooper gives an insider’s view of what brought down WorldCom, and how it ...

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Mafia Soldier Converts to Orthodox Judaism

Former NY mafia associate Louis Ferrante converted to Orthodox Judaism while in prison. He writes about his mafia career and subsequent conversion in Unlocked: A Journey from Prison to Proust.

Event: Louis Ferrante will be speaking and signing books
Monday, April 7 at 7 pm
McNally Robinson

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Design and the Elastic Mind

We look at the intersection of science and design. Paola Antonelli is curator of a new exhibit at MoMA, “Design and the Elastic Mind.” Chris Lasch of design firm Aranda/Lasch is one of the designers participating in the exhibit.

Slideshow: Design and the Elastic Mind

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Chuck Hagel on Moving Beyond Partisan Politics

Senator Chuck Hagel says Americans can move beyond bitter partisan politics. He shares his ideas in America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers.

Event: Chuck Hagel will be in conversation with Leonard Lopate
Thursday, March 27 at 8:15 pm
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at ...

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