BAM Head of Policy and Engagement Launches Book

The LSE’s Centre for International Studies is delighted to invite you to the official launch event for Balancing Power without Weapons: State Intervention into Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, the new book by our Fellow Dr Ashley Lenihan.

Balancing Power without Weapons helps us understand when and why states block foreign direct investments on the basis of national security. This type of intervention is on the rise, and the book deepens our understanding of why states intervene in foreign takeovers, the limits of globalization, and how states are balancing power in new ways.


We would be pleased if you would join us from 6.30-8.00pm on Thursday 10 October in the Shaw Library on the 6th Floor of the Old Building at the London School of Economics. Ashley will introduce Balancing Power without Weapons, followed by a lively discussion of its implications for policy, theory, and business.


Ashley will be joined by panelists Bilal Hafeez, Founder/CEO of Macro Hive and former Head of Developed Markets Strategy at Nomura, and Andrew Rozanov, an independent sovereign wealth fund expert, who coined the term sovereign wealth fund in 2005. The event will be chaired by Julius Sen, an Associate at LSE IDEAS specialising in international trade policy.


Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception in the Shaw Library.

For further information please see here on the LSE Events page. This is an open event and seating will be first come first serve.