Judge Allows Shkreli to Speak at Harvard
Protesters plan to rally against 'pharma bro'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2017 12:07 AM CST
Shkreli says his speech won't be controversial.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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(Newser) – Student protesters at Harvard have been clearing their Wednesday schedules in preparation for the arrival of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli. After the Harvard Financial Analysts Club invited the former CEO to speak, a judge granted Shkreli permission to travel to Massachusetts, which he needs because he is out on bail on fraud charges in New York, reports CNBC. Protesters say Shkreli isn't welcome because of his controversial career and public persona, though he tells the Harvard Crimson that his speech won't be controversial. "I'm not a political activist," he says. "I am here to give a speech about investing. It’s not going to be controversial." (Protesters shut down a Shkreli-Milo Yiannopoulos event in California last month.)

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