08. February 2018 - 18:00 till 19:30
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Lind 2018: Misha Glenny on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order | Theatre at UBC | Thursday, 08. February 2018

The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 (Term 2) speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The series will run from January to March, 2018 at UBC Vancouver.

Join us for a talk by Misha Glenny and register for all of our events on our Current Series page here:

The event will take place in the Frederic Wood Theatre.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Our speaker: Misha Glenny is a multiple award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalization of organized crime is broadcast this year as a major dramas series by the BBC and AMC.

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, his biography of the man who ran the largest favela in Rio for five years as head of the cocaine cartel, is also in production as a Hollywood feature film.

A former BBC Central Europe correspondent who covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe, Misha won the Sony Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for his work during the Yugoslav wars. He is the author of the best-selling The Fall of Yugoslavia and The Balkans: War, Nationalism and the Great Powers 1804-2012.

Misha has served as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute where he ran a course entitled Crime, Corruption and Economic Transition. He is on the boards of Global Witness, The Global Initiative against Organized Crime, The Igarapé Institute in Rio and has advised North American and European governments on topics such as Balkan politics, cybercrime and transnational organized crime.