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Tate Series presents international economist Dambisa Moyo

Author of "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead"

February 1, 2012

Dambisa MoyoInternational economist and best-selling author Dambisa Moyo will speak at SMU on Monday, February 6, as part of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Turner Construction/Wells Fargo Student Forum will be at 4:30 p.m. in Vester Hughes Auditorium in Caruth Hall. The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture will be at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. For more information, please visit, call the Tate office at 214-768-8283, or send an e-mail to

Tickets for the lecture are still available for purchase on the Tate website or by calling the Tate office.

Moyo writes about and comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa and  How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead.
How the West was Lost by Dambisa MoyoIn 2009, Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," and was nominated to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as The Financial Times, the Economist magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
She received a PhD in Economics from Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C.

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