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WILLIAM D. COHAN, The Price of Silence

William D. Cohan, a Duke alumnus and author, is the bestselling author of Money and Power, House of Cards, and The Last Tycoons. He is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a columnist for BloombergView, and a regular contributor to the Atlantic, the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and ArtNews. He is the winner of the 2007 Financial Times / Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. He has appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, CBS This Morning, ABC World News, Good Morning America, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Marketplace, The Diane Rehm Show, and many other programs.

 ThePriceOfSilenceThe Price of Silence is a deeply-reported and brilliantly written examination of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team case. The true story of what happened has never been told in its entirety, and it is far more complex and profound than all the reporting on it to date would indicate. What happened at Duke explains how power works at the highest levels of ambitious academic institutions, which is to say that power always protects itself, even if at a great cost to others. Cohan tracks the fates of the key characters in the drama and updates the story, which even now contains new developments. His account is addictively intense.

Bryan Burrough, who will be introducing Mr. Cohan, says: “William Cohan’s fascinating The Price of Silence shows that the Duke lacrosse case was not just a controversial legal investigation that became a heated media circus, but a conflict that illuminates the fierce pressures on America’s elite universities as they battle for power and prestige and money. Cohan’s deep character study of the principal figures involved also reveals the case as a crucible of fate that created distinct winners and losers.”

Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side says: “William Cohan’s scrupulously reported and grippingly-written account of this elite campus horror story makes clear that if you thought you knew what happened at Duke, as I did, there is much more to learn. This is a story that ought to disturb anyone who cares about contemporary college life. For the first time, Cohan gets many of the central characters to speak – and what they have to say is eye-opening.”


William D. Cohen, author of The Price of Silence, is our Keynote Speaker. The Keynote Event is Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the Keynote Address are $20 for General Seating. To order tickets, please visit the Mayo Performing Arts Center Box Office or call the Box Office at 973-539-8008.

Tickets are also available for ordering online by clicking here.

If you are a donor, special seating will be available in the Sponsor Section.

All tickets are available for pick-up at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Box Office.

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