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21 October - 17 November
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Underground empire

How America weaponized the world economy

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What’s on offer?

Abraham Newman and Henry Farrell discuss their new book, Underground Empire, with an expert panel.

What’s it about?

Abraham Newman and Henry Farrell launch their new book, Underground Empire, which explores how the US has weaponised the global economy. A panel will discuss how sustainable this is, how different major and emerging world powers are reacting, and the role of the UK in both using and mitigating these tactics.

Who’s leading the event?

  • Professor Henry Farrell, SNF Agora Professor at John Hopkins SAIS and former Editor-in-Chief of The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post
  • Professor Abraham L Newman, Professor at the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University
  • Ann Pettifor, political economist and author of The Case for the Green New Deal
  • Rachel Gangji, head of Eurasia Group's London office
  • Professor Leslie Vinjamuri, Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London 
  • Chaired by Dr Nikhil Kalyanpur, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations 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 FAQs: 

For the online event: Register for this online event via LSE Live at Underground empire: how America weaponized the world economy: 

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