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Rolling Stone political editor visits CU
The Conference on World Affairs starts in April, but one participant has already arrived. Rolling Stone Political Editor Matt Taibbi is on campus as part of CWA’s Athenaeum series.
Taibbi will deliver a public lecture tonight at 7 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium. The topic is “Griftopia: The Wall Street Theft Culture.” He has spent the last two years focusing on Wall Street and has written multiple stories on the topic throughout his career.
Tomorrow night, Taibbi will host a free students-only dinner at the UMC ballroom. Students will get the chance to ask questions and hear his opinions on the job market for young people. "They're heading into uncertain territory, a place where there used to be jobs that no longer exist. It's an opportunity for me to tell them what they can expect to face when they get out of college,” he said.
In the meantime, Taibbi is visiting classes and talking about his experiences in the world of journalism. In addition to his time at Rolling Stone, Taibbi has written for Playboy, The Nation, and the Moscow Express. He spent ten years in Russia after finishing college.
During his time abroad, Taibbi also played professional basketball in Mongolia and professional baseball for Russia.
To RSVP for the free student dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.