Panama and Paradise Papers: The Inside Story

When Mar 26, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where University Club
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$20 Public, $10 Students, Free World Affairs Council Members

The release of the Panama and Paradise Papers in 2015 constituted the largest coordinated act of investigative journalism ever undertaken. A team of 400 hundred international journalists, led by two German investigative reporters, spent a year uncovering the world's widest-reaching corruption scheme, one connected to heads of state, politicians, businessmen, big banks, the mafia, diamond miners, art dealers, and celebrities, implicating figures ranging from Vladimir Putin to businesses right here in Kentucky. It was a monumental and dangerous task, a real life international thriller that put the lives and careers of its participants at risk.

Join us as Frederik Obermaier, one of the two lead initiators and coordinators of the leak, tells his story. 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.

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