Â Flagler College will close out its 2014-15 Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series with a notable voice in finance and investing. Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. March 10. in Lewis Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Sloanâ€™s topic is â€œDonâ€™t be Snowed by Big Numbers and Fine Print.â€ He will address the phenomenon of corporations deserting America, but still wanting the privileges of being here. He will also discuss political dynamics and the way Fortune Magazine put together a package that influenced the national debate and found its way into the language of the President and the Secretary of the Treasury.
loan has won numerous awards and honors in his writing career. He is a six-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalismâ€™s highest honor, and has also received the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial journalism. A native of Brooklyn, Sloan received his graduate degree from the Columbia Journalism School and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College. He attended the Seminary College of the Jewish Theological Seminary for two years while he was an undergraduate. He lives in New Jersey.
For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three daysâ€™ notice. Call (904) 826-8572 or visit www.flagler.edu/forum for more information.