Asymmetrically grown networks of informational and financial exchange allow states to use certain structural conditions for coercive ends. They increasingly “weaponize interdependence” with global effect. The lecture will present this new understanding of globalisation and power, which has clear policy implications.
Henry Farrell is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His research interests include, European Union and European integration, e-commerce, politics and blogs.
Abraham Newman is Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University. He is the Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies. His research focuses on the ways in which economic interdependence and globalization have transformed international politics.
The event will be chaired by Amrita Narlikar, President of the GIGA and Professor of International Relations at the University of Hamburg.
The GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series brings leading minds in academia and policy from all over the world to Hamburg to stimulate public exchange on key global developments.