Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Chris McNickle, the author of Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition, an exploration of how one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the office he won. McNickle will be in conversation with Joseph P. Viteritti, the Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy at Hunter College, and author of a recently published book on Mayor Bloomberg’s successor: The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio’s Quest to Save the Soul of New York.
The discussion will address the unique challenges that Mayor Bloomberg faced as he took office months after the 9/11 terrorist attack, and the accomplishments and controversies that marked his remarkable 12 years in office. In McNickle’s view, Bloomberg was an activist executive who used government assets boldly and wisely for the greatest good, and for the greatest number of people. But, as McNickle and Viteritti will also explore, among other controversial steps, Mr. Bloomberg supported stop and frisk police tactics that the courts later ruled unconstitutional, and during his mayoralty jailhouse violence rose to levels so severe that the federal government intervened. 
We hope you will be able to participate in this important discussion about Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy. 

Chris McNickle – Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition | Posted on December 13th, 2017 | Book Discussions, Public Programs