Greg Palast is known for his complex undercover investigative journalism, using the skills he learned over two decades as an investigator of corporate fraud on behalf of the US Department of Justice, 20 attorneys general and governments from England to Brazil.
Palast, who earned his degree in finance at the University of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman, has led investigations of multi-billion-dollar frauds in the oil, nuclear, power and finance industries for governments on three continents.
His film, Vigilantes: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitmen, busts the most brazen, racist attack on voting rights yet — engineered by Georgia’s Brian Kemp to ensure victory in his rematch with Stacey Abrams. Palast and his investigations team continue to work with Black Voters Matter Fund, NAACP Georgia and other frontline groups to fight the assault on voting rights.
Democracy and Regulation, his seminal treatise on energy corporations and government control, was commissioned by the United Nations and based on his lectures at Cambridge University and the University of Sao Paulo.
Palast is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.
His investigative reports can be found in The Guardian, BBC Television and Rolling Stone, among others.
His bestselling books have been translated into two dozen languages.
Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. His writings have won him the Financial Times David Thomas Prize.
Palast won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award for his BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes, where he exposed George W. Bush dodging the Vietnam War draft.
He has received the “Global Editors Award for Data Journalism” and “International Reporter of the Year” from the Association of Mexican Reporters.