25th May 2022 6.30pm
The Norman Cohn Trust
The Norman Cohn Lecture 2022
DARK MONEY AND THE
SUBVERSION OF GLOBAL POLITICS
How money, vested interests and digital manipulation are eroding trust in democracy.
by Peter Geoghegan
Introduced and in conversation with Prof. Patrick Wright FBA
.About this event
Peter Geoghegan is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning news website openDemocracy. He led openDemocracy’s investigation into dark money in British politics that was nominated for a 2019 British Journalism Award and the Paul Foot Award.
Geoghegan's work examines the ways in which money, vested interests and digital manipulation are eroding trust in democracy. It reveals how antiquated electoral laws are easily broken, secretive lobbying is distorting politics from Westminster to Washington and well beyond, and tech giants collude to undermine conventional democratic safeguards.
In this talk Geoghegan will discuss what is known of the world of the oligarchs in the current context, and consider the implications of an ecosphere in which an organisation like Twitter can be individually owned and controlled.
Geoghegan will be speaking in the Council Room, The British Academy, 10&11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1V 5AH.
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