About this Event:
The release of the Panama and Paradise Papers in 2015 constituted perhaps the largest coordinated act of investigative journalism ever undertaken. The 11.5 million documents detailing the illegal tax evasion by the world’s wealthiest magnates, moguls, and politicians required unprecedented global cooperation between hundreds of journalists across dozens of countries. And added to the sheer logistics was the very real danger that came hand-in-hand with tackling the world’s biggest corruption scheme.
Join us as one of the two initiators and lead coordinators of the release tells the inside story of how the Panama and Paradise Papers leak came to be. This event is moderated by Jean West.
Copies of Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer’s book, The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money, will be available for sale and a book signing during the event.
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He, along with his colleague Bastian Obermeyer, was responsible for the coordination and release of the Panama and Paradise Papers.
Jean West is an accomplished broadcast journalist with more than 30 years of experience, and whose reports have won Emmy awards and been featured on NPR and ABC. She recently served as Executive Director of Communications for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and is currently the Owner/Producer of Facewest Productions.
+$30 for post-event dinner. The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is March 19.
Thanks to a generous donation by the William E. Barth Foundation, we are now able to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets for students who wish to attend our World at Home speaker series. To enter our lottery for a free ticket, please complete this form.