Gideon Rachman: The Age of the Strongman

Gideon Rachman: The Age of the Strongman

Thu, 24 November 2022


On 24 November, 2022 Rothschild & Co Distinguished International Fellow Gideon Rachman spoke at National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on ‘The Age of the Strongman’. He reflected on our new era of authoritarian leaders, who have become a central feature of global politics in capitals as diverse as Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. The speech was was followed by a Q&A session moderated by Lowy Institute Research Fellow Lydia Khalil, author of Rise of the Extreme Right: The New Global Extremism and the Threat to Democracy.

Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington, DC and Bangkok. He also edited the business and Asia sections of The Economist. His interests include US foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation.

The Lowy Institute acknowledges the support of Rothschild & Co, the sponsor of the 2022 Distinguished International Fellowship.

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