On January 25, Mohamed El-Erian launched the inaugural lecture of the School of Social Sciences Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. The CEO and co-CIO of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), a Newport Beach-based investment firm which manages the world’s largest bond fund, El-Erian is a frequent commentator on the post-2008 financial crisis, the sovereign debt and Eurozone crisis, and political upheavals in the Middle East. His lecture offered insight on the roles that politics, policies and markets must play in turning around the global economy.

Video from the event is available online.

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