Speaker: Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner from Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science will speak in de Witt Hall.

Thursday, December 4, 20142:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.  de Witt Hall

Adam Tanner will discuss his book, "Casinos and gambling: Tales of entrepreneurial genius, deceit, lust, and crime in the multi-billion dollar business of personal information."

Tanner is a fellow at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He has been at Harvard since the 2011-12 academic year when he was a Nieman fellow. He recently completed "What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data - Lifeblood of Big Business - and the End of Privacy as We Know It," a book to be published Sept. 2, 2014 by PublicAffairs (Perseus Group). He has worked for Reuters, including as bureau chief for the Balkans and in San Francisco. In other postings he served in Germany, Russia and Washington D.C. The 2014 winner of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute's Reporting Award, Tanner is now researching the business of medical data. In his latest work, he is looking at the pharmaceutical data/information marketplace and the complex trade in personal medical details generated from doctor visits, hospital stays and other medical treatments.

Co-sponsored by the DI and the Department of Hospitality and Event Management.