Book Talk – Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

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March 21 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Please join us for a talk with Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, on his new book, Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Yale University Press, 2017) co-authored with John Heathershaw. Moderated by Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, and a former director of the Harriman Institute.

Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia’s supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored. (Read more about the book here.)

From the Harriman Institute.

Venue

Harriman Institute
420 West 118th St.
New York City, NY 10027 United States
Phone:
212.854.4623
Website:
harriman.columbia.edu

Organizer

Harriman Institute
Phone:
212.854.4623
Email:
harriman@columbia.edu
Website:
harriman.columbia.edu