Wed, 22 July 2020
Three years after leaving Massachusetts Institute of Technology amid the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Peter Cohen is still battling against media outlets and looking to clear his name. Ronan Farrow’s 2019 article in The New Yorker linked Cohen to the Epstein donations, forcing him to leave Brown University as well. Cohen’s recent story in Quillette points out alleged inaccuracies in Farrow’s reporting and explains the mechanisms that allow flawed figures to donate large sums to universities and, in turn, the institutions to thrive. Cohen discusses both topics and what’s been a wild 1,000 days with Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari.