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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 17, 2017

William D. Cohan

MAHWAH, N.J. – William D. Cohan, a former senior investment banker, will be the featured speaker at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesday, November 1 in the Trustees Pavilion.

The event, “Wall Street: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” is free and open to the public. Refreshments and registration begin at 7 p.m.; presentation is at 7:30 p.m.

William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and The Last Tycoons: the Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. His book, The Price of Silence, about the Duke lacrosse scandal, was a New York Times bestseller.

He is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and a columnist for the DealBook section of the New York Times. He also writes for The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, The Nation, Fortune and Politico. Cohan also appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC, BBC-TV, and Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor.

Cohan is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia School of Business. He grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and now lives in New York City.

This event is co-sponsored by The Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise and the Anisfield School of Business.

To RSVP and for disability-related accommodations, email or call 201-684-7373.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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