USC Spectrum and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences present 

Social Issues Speaker Series 

Adam Davidson

Underwriting for this series is generously provided by The Henry Salvatori Fund.

3/27/2013 | 7:00 PM
Bovard Auditorium

Join economist Adam Davidson as he analyzes the role of our generation in the current world economic state.

International business and economic expert Adam Davidson writes the "It's the Economy" weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. He is also the co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. His work has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk.

Davidson's award-winning documentary on the housing crisis, "The Giant Pool of Money," which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was recently named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism and New York University. It won near universal praise as the clearest and most entertaining explanation of the roots of the financial crisis in any media. It was probably the first hour-long radio documentary on mortgage finance ever to be described by anyone as "riveting." In January 2012, Davidson penned the cover story for Atlantic Monthly, with ?Making It in America?, his eye-opening and poignant account of the current state of manufacturing. 

Davidson took the lessons he learned from crafting "The Giant Pool of Money" (with Blumberg) to co-create Planet Money. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, Planet Money helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. Planet Money also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert.

Before Planet Money, Davidson was International Business & Economics Correspondent for NPR. Prior to coming to NPR, Davidson was Middle East correspondent for PRI's Marketplace. He spent a year in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2003 to 2004, producing award-winning reports on corruption in the US occupation.

Davidson has also written articles for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone and many others.

Bio courtesy of Keppler Speakers

Please note this event is offered on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM. Please only RSVP to the date you would like to attend. To RSVP for the Tuesday event, please click here