Meet the speakers
Dr Luke Cooper is an associate researcher and consultant at LSE IDEAS and author of Authoritarian Contagion; the Global Threat to Democracy (BUP, 2021). He has also written a recent report for LSE IDEAS, Authoritarian Protectionism in CESEE: Diversity, Commonality, Resistanceand is a co-host of the Another Europe podcast.
Prof. Priyamvada Gopal is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at Churchill College, Cambridge University. She has published widely on critical race studies and the politics and cultures of empire and globalisation. Her most recent book is Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent (Verso, 2020).
Ann Pettifor is a political economist and director of PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics). Her most recent books are The Case for the Green New Deal (Verso, 2020) and The Production of Money (Verso, 2017). Known for her work on sovereign debt she previously led the highly successfully Jubilee 2000 campaign.
Meet the chair
Mary Kaldor is Emeritus Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Director of the Conflict Research Programme. Her most recent books are Global Security Cultures (Polity, 2018) and (with Saskia Sassen) Cities at War; Global Insecurity and Urban Resistance (Columbia University Press, 2020).