Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor and columnist at The New York Times, presented a public talk at the Wilson School titled, "Three Years After the Meltdown--Where Do We Stand?" Morgenson has covered the world financial markets for the Times since May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her "trenchant and incisive" coverage of Wall Street. She is a financial journalist with Wall Street experience, having served as a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds in New York City in the early 1980s. Morgenson is co-author, with Joshua Rosner, of "Reckless Endangerment," a book about the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. In 2009, Morgenson won a Gerald Loeb Award in the "Beat Writing" category for her coverage of Wall Street. Morgenson's talk was part of the Wilson School's "Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities" thematic lecture series and is co-sponsored with the School's Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance.