Goodbye Globalisation: A Conversation with Elisabeth Braw

The British Foreign Policy Group is delighted to welcome Elisabeth Braw, national security and global economy expert, and author of the award-winning “Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World”, for a frank exploration of the state of globalisation today, and the serious challenges that its fracturing will bring for the world economy. 

In her work, Elisabeth explores how a profound shift has taken place in recent years. Global supply chains are imperilled, Russia has been expelled from the global economy, and China is using these fissures for strategic advantage. This event will explore what our global economy will look like in the future, as we look to re-enter a splintered state of globalisation.

This event will bring together an audience of UK-based experts, academics, policymakers, business- and thought-leaders. Books will be available for purchase at this event.


DATE: Thursday 11th July

TIME: 18.00 – 19.00, with a coffee reception beforehand from 17.30.

LOCATION: 23 Grafton Street, Mayfair, W1S 4EY


Elisabeth Braw

Elizabeth is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, focusing on geopolitics and the globalised economy as well as greyzone and hybrid threats. She’s also a columnist with Foreign Policy and Politico Europe and the author of the award-winning Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World (Yale University Press). Elisabeth was previously a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. She’s the author of God’s Spies, about the Stasi’s church division (2019) and The Defender’s Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Gray-Zone Aggression (2022). She’s also a member of GALLOS Technologies’ advisory board, a member of the UK National Preparedness Commission, a member of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy’s advisory council, a member of the Aurora Forum’s steering committee and an adviser to Willis Towers Watson’s research arm. Before joining academia, she worked in the private sector following a career as a journalist. She’s a regular op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Times (of London).

David Landsman

David is a Senior Adviser at the British Foreign Policy Group. David is also Chief Executive of British Expertise International, and Senior Advisor at The D Group, two of BFPG’s sister organisations. He is a former British diplomat and senior executive whose main area of interest now is the interface between business, government and geopolitics. His diplomatic career included serving as British Ambassador to Albania and Greece and working on defence and proliferation. He has had executive roles at De La Rue plc and the Tata Group’s holding company in Europe. His other current positions include Chair of Digital Cognate, a deep tech company, and of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce; Partner at Circklo, which supports early-stage tech businesses; and member of the International Advisory Board of the London Institute of Banking and Finance. He has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Director.


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