We are delighted to support WBEZ Chicago's event with Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Fresh off the release of his first book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, Preet comes to the Chicagoland area for a candid conversation on his career and America’s justice system.
Preet is a Harvard and Columbia Law School graduate who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. In 2016 Preet was coined, “The man who terrifies Wall Street,” by The New Yorker for his tough stance on financial crimes. He currently hosts, Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast about justice and fairness.
This event at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts will be moderated by Ailsa Chang, host of NPR’s All Things Considered. During the moderated discussion attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes view into the workings of the federal judicial branch and have an opportunity to ask questions during an audience Q&A. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable, and can be purchased on the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts website.
About Preet Bharara
Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.
In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE’s Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness.
Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review.
About Ailsa Chang
Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who hosts All Things Considered and serves as a correspondent for NPR’s Planet Money. She landed in public radio after practicing law for a few years.
Her colleagues still let her geek out on the law at Planet Money, where she’s covered the underground asylum industry in the largest Chinatown in America, privacy rights in the cell phone age, the government’s doomed fight to stop racist trademarks and the money laundering case federal agents built against one of President Trump’s top campaign advisors.
Previously, she was a congressional correspondent with NPR’s Washington desk. She covered battles over healthcare, immigration, gun control, executive branch appointments, and the federal budget.
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By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society.