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The Panama Papers: How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money
Our next book is The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money, by Obermayer and Obermaier. “11.5 million documents sent through encrypted channels. The secret records of 214,000 offshore companies. The largest data leak in history. In early 2015, an anonymous whistle-blower led investigative journalists Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier into the shadow economy where the super-rich hide billions of dollars in complex financial networks. Thus began the ground-breaking investigation that saw an international team of 400 journalists work in secret for a year to uncover cases involving heads of state, politicians, businessmen, big banks, the mafia, diamond miners, art dealers and celebrities. A real-life thriller, The Panama Papers is the gripping account of how the story of the century was exposed to the world.” https://www.amazon.com/Panama-Papers-Breaking-Story-Powerful/dp/1786070707/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastian_Obermayer http://bastianobermayer.de https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Obermaier https://www.frederikobermaier.com Published: October 10, 2017 Pages: 384 Here are some relevant videos and articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/business/media/how-a-cryptic-message-interested-in-data-led-to-the-panama-papers.html https://www.cjr.org/the_feature/panama-papers-partnership.php https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/hidden-costs/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzO1JU6sTLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3owpyBDcoI As always, reading the book is absolutely not required to attend. When you arrive, order your food and drink from the counter in the back, then come find us. We’re usually upstairs to the right.

Zorba's (Dupont Circle)

1612 20th St NW · Washington, DC

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    What we're about

    This group is for Washington area professionals who work in the international arena (US govt, World Bank, IMF, NGO, foreign embassy) or just someone with a passion for international affairs who wants to learn more and interact with like-minded people.

    We meet once a month at Zorba’s Cafe in Dupont. The books we read are proposed and voted on at the end of the previous meeting.

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