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Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, England, SW1P 4QP

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21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4QP United Kingdom

June 2022

The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World

22 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, England, SW1P 4QP, 21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4QP United Kingdom
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Since the beginning of the millennium, when Vladimir Putin took power in Russia, authoritarian leaders have come to dominate global politics. Self-styled strongmen have risen to power in Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. How and why did this new style of strongman leadership arrive? How likely is it to lead to war or economic collapse? And what forces are in place not only to keep these strongmen in check but to reverse the trend? Everywhere they…

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Butler to the World. How Britain Became a Servant of Tycoons, Tax Dodgers, Kleptocrats and Criminals

29 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, England, SW1P 4QP, 21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4QP United Kingdom
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The Suez Crisis of 1956 was Britain's twentieth-century nadir, the moment when the once superpower was bullied into retreat. In the immortal words of former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson, 'Britain has lost an empire and not yet found a role.' But the funny thing was, Britain had already found a role. It even had the costume. The leaders of the world just hadn't noticed it yet. 'Butler to the World'¬†reveals how the UK took up its position at…

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