Alum and CNN business anchor Christine Romans to speak at ISU Nov. 6

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University alumna Christine Romans, host of CNN's weekend business roundtable, "Your $$$$$," will speak at Iowa State on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Her talk, "Globalization Backlash: How Politics, Culture and Sovereignty Complicate Real Globalization," will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

At CNN, Romans also is a featured reporter and substitute anchor for "Lou Dobbs Tonight." She has covered immigration reform, homeland security, American foreign policy with China and Latin America, and the war on terrorism's effect on markets. Romans investigated the collapse of Enron, WorldCom and several other corporate scams, reporting on corruption from the point of view of the investor. She is known for deconstructing complex stories and explaining what they mean for the viewer.

Romans' "Exporting America" reporting earned "Lou Dobbs Tonight" an Emmy for outstanding coverage of a business story. The National Foundation for Women Legislators recently honored her with its media excellence award for business reporting.

Romans graduated from Iowa State in 1993 with a degree in journalism and French. She is a former editor of the Iowa State Daily. Prior to joining CNN, she reported for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News in the futures trading pits of Chicago.

Roman's lecture is part of Iowa State's 150th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series and in the Technology, Globalization, and Culture Series, which features presentations by leading professionals from business, industry, cultural institutions and academia who confront the challenges of globalization in both theory and practice. The lecture is cosponsored by the colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences, the departments of mechanical engineering and world languages and cultures, Deere & Company and Rockwell Collins.