Investigative reporter Dean Starkman to speak at Hiwar Series

November 07, 2021
Joining Northwestern Qatar as the next Hiwar speaker is Dean Starkman, a fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society and visiting lecturer at the Department of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest.
An investigative reporter for more than two decades, Starkman covered white-collar crime and national real estate for The Wall Street Journal and reported on the intersection of finance and society from New York as Wall Street correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.
During his 20 years in investigative journalism, he has won several awards for his writing on finance, media, and the business of news in an age of digital disruption, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 as chief of The Providence Journal investigative unit.
Most recently as senior editor of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Starkman collaborated with more than 600 reporters to investigate millions of leaked documents as part of the Pandora Papers. The investigative project reveals how public officials in more than 90 countries use offshore structures and trusts to hide their wealth in tax havens such as Panama, Dubai, Monaco, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands.
Starkman is an acclaimed media critic and the author of several books on the intersection of finance and media, including the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism and many essays and articles published in The New Republic, The Nation, Mother Jones, and Washington Monthly.
His latest book, The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, examines business media and its complicit role in serving as a market marketing tool for investors in the early twentieth century and in covering up systemic corruption in the financial industry in the years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008.
Starkman joins a list of prominent intellectuals and international media experts discussing topics in journalism and geopolitics as part of the school’s Hiwar Speaker Series. Past Hiwar speakers include Ece Temelkuran, award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator; Winston Mano and viola c. milton, editors of the Routledge Handbook of African Media and Communication Studies; and most recently, Rafia Zakaria, author of Against White Feminism.
The Hiwar Speaker event with Starkman is open to the public and will feature Starkman in conversation with Professor Eddy Borges-Rey, examining investigative journalism and the future of democracy. The webinar will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (Doha time). Click here to complete the online webinar registration form and receive a link to attend.