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21 October - 17 November
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The Golden Passport: global mobility for millionaires

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What’s on offer?

A panel discussion to celebrate the publication of Kristin Surak's new book, The Golden Passport: Global mobility for millionaires, which offers an on-the-ground investigation of the global market for citizenship by investment.

What’s it about?

To launch her new book The Golden Passport, Kristin Surak will be joined by three experts to explore the world of the wealthy elites who buy passports and the states and brokers who sell them. This is a business that thrives on uncertainty and imbalances of power between big, globalised economies and tiny states desperate for investment. In between are the fascinating stories of buyers, brokers and sellers, all ready to profit from the citizenship trade.

Who’s leading the event?

  • Dr Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Political Sociology at LSE
  • Thomas Anthony, Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Oliver Bullough, author of Butler to the World: How Britain became the servant of tycoons, kleptocrats and criminals
  • Professor Jason Sharman, Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge
  • Chaired by Professor Mike Savage, Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE

Event Booking details

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience. 

For the in-person event: No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries, see LSE Events FAQ: 

For the online event: Register for this event via LSE Live The golden passport: global mobility for millionaires: 

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