On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, Ben Judah, author of The Kleptocracy Curse, presented the threats kleptocratic rulers pose to democracies across the globe and ways to contain the threat.
Ben has traveled extensively in Russia, Central Asia and the Levant. He has written for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, the Evening Standard and the Financial Times. His first book, Fragile Empire, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. His second, This is London, came out in 2016, from Picador.
The host and moderator of the event was Ambassador Andras Simonyi, Managing Director of Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University.