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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:26 PM


Location: 15 Barclay St., New York, NY, US
Event start date and time: April 08, 2013 5:00 PM
Event end date and time: April 08, 2013 5:00 PM


BAD COMPANY:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE NEW GLOBAL UNDERWORLD WITH MARK GALEOTTI

Crime pays, and criminals are actors on the world stage whose powerful (if often hidden) role in the modern world has fully yet to be understood. Criminals run globe-spanning businesses that supply narcotics, trafficked people, and illegal services. They arm insurgents and destabilize governments. They bypass national and international regulations on everything from financial transactions to environmental standards. Professor Mark Galeotti, CGA clinical professor and an expert on transnational and organized crime, hosts a series of conversations with scholars and security analysts that illuminate the workings of the global underworld: what it does, how it does it, and what this means for us all.

Warlords: Strongmen, Weak States, and the International Order
Kimberly Marten,professor of political science, Barnard College; acting director, the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Professor Kimberly Marten, author ofWarlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States, explores how today's generation of warlords should not be considered state-builders but instead forces able to provide short-term stability at the cost of long-term security. From Afghanistan and Iraq to the post-Soviet Caucasus, governments have often tried to ally with and use these figures, but her view is that this is a dangerous option that fails to understand the new relationship between states, sovereignty, "local power brokers," and stability and security in the modern world.

Pre-registration is required



Source: http://www.idealist.org/view/event/SP3Pz7DDSZh4/



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