British 'Financial Times' Editor to Speak at Yale Law School

Richard Lambert, editor in chief of the London-based Financial Times, will give a talk on “The U.S. - EU Relationship: Going Off the Rails?” on Tuesday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

Lambert became editor of the Financial Times in January 1991. He began working at the Financial Times after graduating from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1966 with a degree in modern history. His positions at the paper have included editor of the Lex Column, the paper’s main investment commentary; financial editor; and New York bureau chief. Before his current appointment, he served as deputy editor under Sir Geoffrey Owen.

During his editorship, the publication has substantially increased its international presence, while retaining its leadership as the U.K. business newspaper.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Lambert is chair of Visiting Arts, a government-supported body that helps to bring international cultural events to the U.K. He is also associated with the charity Blind in Business, and the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics.

Lambert’s appearance is sponsored by the Knight Journalism Fellows at Yale Law School. The Knight Journalism Fellows are a select group of journalists who are chosen to spend a year at Yale Law School learning about the law in depth, so that they are better able to educate their readers upon their return to journalism. They receive a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree.

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