In Geopolitical Economy Research Group [GERG], US 2020 elections, Webinar


Experts from five continents discuss how the outcome of the US elections will affect the world, as the future of the world hangs in the balance. You will not see anything like this, anywhere else, ever.

The results of the US elections 2020 mark another milestone in the downward trajectory of the country’s political and geopolitical economy of recent decades. Developments in the US will reverberate around the world, affecting political trends within countries and the shape of the world order. They are certainly set to further accelerate China’s rising prominence in it. Panellists with expertise on different regions and themes will dwell on the significance of the outcome.

Streamed live on GERG, Nov 7, 2020

Chaired by Radhika Desai, Professor, University of Manitoba, Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group

  • Oleg Barabanov, Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club, Academic Director, European Studies Institute, MGIMO University. 
  • John Ross, Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
  • Michael Brie, social philosopher, Institute for Critical Social Analysis, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin.
  • Claude Serfati, Associate Researcher, Institut de Recherche Économique et Sociale, France.
  • Tomoo Marukawa, Professor, University of Tokyo.
  • Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
  • Gavin Rae, Sociologist, Fundacja Naprzód, Warsaw.
  • Dimitri Lascaris, Lawyer, Journalist and Activist, Canada.
  • Carlos Ron, Vice-Minister for North America, Venezuela’s Ministry for Foreign Relations
  • Yash Tandon, Ugandan policymaker, political activist, professor, author and intellectual.
  • Oscar Ugarteche,  Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Radhika Desai, Professor, University of Manitoba, Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group


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