Ariel Colonomos latest book, Selling the Future, investigates the modern marketplace of ideas where those who can predict revolution or state failure are highly sought, provides a cautionary investigation of the global futures business – political risk, investment funding, think tanks, and shows how such predictions distort our understanding of the world we live in.

Ariel Colonomos is Senior Research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) and Research Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where he teaches courses on international relations theory and the ethics of war. He has published in the areas of international relations, the ethics of war, political sociology. His last books include Selling the Future – The Perils of Global Predictions, London and New York, Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2016),  The Gamble of War: on Justifying Preventive War, New York, Palgrave, 2013.

The talk will be moderated by Institute member Jack Snyder.