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UCI School of Social Sciences


Due to an overwhelming response, RSVPs will be required in order to attend this event. Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 to Rosemarie Swatez, rswatez@uci.edu or 949-824-2511.


Join the School of Social Sciences at the inaugural Social Sciences Dean's Distinguished Lecture, featuring Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of the Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), a Newport Beach-based investment firm which manages the world's largest bond fund. A frequent commentator on the post-2008 financial crisis, the sovereign debt and Eurozone crisis, and political upheavals in the Middle East, El-Erian will offer insight on the roles politics, policies and markets must play in turning around the global economy.

"The Way Out of this Economic Mess: Politics, Policies, and Markets"
with Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO, PIMCO

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C (bldg 113 on campus map)

Mohamed El-Erian is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, the world-leading bond investment firm headquartered in Newport Beach. He holds a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University. A former member of the Harvard Business School faculty and CEO of Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard's endowment, El-Erian has served as managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and spent 15 years working with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. A noted commentator and author, he writes regularly for The Huffington Post, Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and other leading international publications. His book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs 2008 Business Book of the Year. It was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by The Independent (UK).

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS) for $2 per hour. For further information, please contact Rosemarie Swatez, rswatez@uci.edu or 949-824-2511.