Distinguished Lecture on Globalization

The 2022 Lecture: Sergei Guriev

Spin Dictators: Globalization and the Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century

The erosion of democratic institutions and the rise of strongman leaders in countries around the world has come into the spotlight in recent years. What are the means and methods by which authoritarian rulers exercise power, in a world that is now more globally and technologically interconnected? Our speaker will share insights from his new book on "Spin Dictators", while drawing out lessons relevant for assessing the political and economic dimensions of the Russia-Ukraine war.

About the speaker:
Sergei Guriev joined Sciences Po as a tenured professor of economics in 2013 after serving as the Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13. In 2016-19, he was on leave from Sciences Po serving as the Chief Economist and the Member of the Executive Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In 2022, Sergei Guriev was appointed Sciences Po's provost.


The lecture, delivered on 18 Oct 2022, can be viewed: here.



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Previous Lectures

2021: Beata Javorcik spoke on "Globalization after the Trade War and Covid-19: Business as Usual or Not?" Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. (You can watch the lecture: here.)

Inaugural lecture, 2020: Pinelopi (Penny) Goldberg spoke on "Development in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic". Pinelopi (Penny) Koujianou Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She was Chief Economist of the World Bank Group between November 2018 and March 2020.