On Thursday, November 13, author and journalist, James Srodes will speak at DeSales at 6:30 p.m. in the DeSales University Center. The lecture, hosted by the DeSales Department of Social Sciences, is free and open to the public.
Srodes’ topic will be “Our First Station Chief and the Role of Intelligence in the American Revolution” based on his book Franklin: The Essential Founding Father.
Srodes is currently the contributing editor for Industry Europe magazine in the United Kingdom and is also a regular contributor to The American Spectator magazine. Srodes provides a weekly radio commentary program on business and finance for the BBC World Report.
Srodes was born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. After earning a journalism degree from the University of Florida in 1962, he worked for daily newspapers in Florida, North Carolina, and Atlanta before joining United Press International's Washington bureau in 1967 as the White House economics reporter.
Srodes later worked as a financial journalist in the Washington bureaus of Business Week, Forbes Magazine, and Financial World, serving as bureau chief for the latter two. From 1973 through 1996 he wrote a weekly column on the American financial scene for The Sunday Telegraph of London and wrote regularly for newspapers and magazines in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He and his wife Cecile, an attorney, live in Washington, DC.
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