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Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World - a book talk

Welcome to a book talk on Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World with author Elisabeth Braw. The book is a new account of the state of globalization today—and what its collapse might mean for the world economy. Comments will be given by Michael Treschow, former chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Unilever and Ericsson.

The Book

After the Cold War, globalization accelerated at breakneck speed. Manufacturing, transport, and consumption defied national borders, companies made more money, and consumers had access to an ever-increasing range of goods. But in recent years, a profound shift has begun to take place.

Business executives and politicians alike are realising that globalization is no longer working. Supply chains are imperilled, Russia has been expelled from the global economy after its invasion of Ukraine, and China is using these fissures to leverage a strategic advantage. Given these pressures, what will the future of our world economy look like?

In this groundbreaking account, Elisabeth Braw explores the collapse of globalization and the profound challenges it will bring to the West. Drawing on interviews with prominent executives and policymakers from around the world, Braw poses the difficult questions all businesses and economies will face—and traces the intricate story of globalization from the exuberant ’90s to the embattled present.

The Author

Elisabeth Braw is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, focusing on defense against new national security threats and the intersection between geopolitics and the globalized economy, respectively. She’s also a columnist with Foreign Policy and Politico Europe and the author Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World (Yale University Press, February 2024).

Elisabeth was previously a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). She’s the author of God’s Spies, about the Stasi’s church division (2019), The Defender’s Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Gray-Zone Aggression (2022), a member of GALLOS Technologies’ advisory board, a member of the UK National Preparedness Commission, a member of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy’s advisory council (on leave), a member of the Aurora Forum’s steering committee, and an adviser to Willis Towers Watson’s research arm. Before joining academia, she worked in the private sector following a career as a journalist. She’s a regular op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Times (of London).


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