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Kleptocracy and Democracy: A Discussion with Ben Judah

Please note: This event takes place offsite.

Please join the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University and Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative for a discussion with Ben Judah, journalist and the author of This Is London and Fragile Empire.

Host and moderator: Ambassador Andras Simonyi, Managing Director, CTR

Ben Judah is a British journalist. He 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. A series of his articles in POLITICO on the 2015 U.K. election campaign were “highly commended” in the Feature Writer of the Year category at the British Press Awards. Ben was chosen as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in European media.


Ben Judah Speaker

Journalist and author of This Is London and Fragile Empire

Ambassador Andras Simonyi Moderator

Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

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