LSE IDEAS KUWAIT PROGRAMME PUBLIC LECTURE
Monday 20 January 2014, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSESpeaker: Dr Moisés Naím. Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen
We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before.
Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant mega-players and the new micro-powers challenging them in every field of human endeavour, and shows how the anti-establishment drive of micro-powers can topple tyrants, but can also lead to chaos and paralysis
Moisés Naím is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist.
Dr Nicholas Kitchen is a Research Officer in the Kuwait Programme, LSE IDEAS.
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.