"Betting on Zero" Viewing and Panel Discussion

April 17, 2017 • 5:15 PM • Law School 3037

Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Betting on Zero, by award winning director, Ted Braun (Darfur Now). The documentary follows billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and several former Herbalife distributors after Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film offers insight into the high-stakes game of short selling; the interplay of law, government, ethics and finance; and the controversial multi-level marketing industry. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring Alon Brav, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business; Duke Law professor James D. Cox; and Edward J. Balleisen, associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at