Geneva Literary Aid Society

The GLAS Hour – Meet the Author: Mark Malloch-Brown (04.06.2020)

If there is one lesson that Lord Mark Malloch-Brown has learned in his years as a globe-trotting humanitarian and development specialist, it is that “democracy does not flow easily from the barrel of a foreigner’s gun.”

An understandable sentiment from the man who founded the International Crisis Group and whose classic memoir The Unfinished Global Revolution will be the main subject of our discussion with him on the GLAS Hour. We will also talk about how the UN has been faring since his departure, the current pandemic, conflict and threats to world peace.

How to join us

Thursday 4 June 2020, 20:00 CEST

You can join the event by clicking the link below before the event begins. It will enable you to download and install the Zoom application, which you can also use to submit questions to the author.

We will also stream the event live on our Facebook page.

About Mark Malloch-Brown

He has taken on many roles including political correspondent for the Economist (1977-9), field officer with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Bank Vice-President of External Affairs (1994-1999), Head of the UN Development Programme, UNDP (1999-2005), and a stint in 2006 as UN Deputy Secretary-General during which he clashed with the Bush administration over the invasion of Iraq and was criticized by right wing conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and John Bolton.

Under then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, he was Minister of State with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations (June 2007 – July 2009). Lord Malloch-Brown is also a long-time associate of George Soros and a former Chairman of Global Affairs, FTI Consulting. He is chairman of the International Crisis Group which he helped to found.

What the critics said about The Unfinished Global Revolution

Extraordinary…passionate, perceptive and rooted in years in the trenches of global strivings.” – Observer

Mark’s book is authentic, compelling and immensely enjoyable.” – Kofi Annan

A fascinating and important read.” – Fareed Zakaria

And finally…

These events are free but we would ask those who can afford it to make a donation, however small, to the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children in Darjeeling. Bank details are below.

IBAN: IE48 AIBK 9343 4821 4390 06
Account number: 21439006