Jamie Susskind wins the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2019 Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech was selected by our international jury, presided by POLITICO’s Global Editor Matthew Kaminski


Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and barrister. He is a past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and has studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford. His book Future Politics (Oxford University Press) is an exploration into a future when modern technology is intertwined with classical political theory, changing the way governments act.
Digital technologies are undeniably transforming the way we live together and it is likely that those who control the most powerful technologies will increasingly control us, thereby setting the limits of our liberty and determining vital questions of social justice.

Chosen by our international jury, composed by representatives of our Academic Partners and presided by POLITICO’s Global Editor, Matthew Kaminski, Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech was among a shortlist of five books that included authors such as Paul Collier (The Future of Capitalism – Facing the New Anxieties, Penguin Allen Lane) or Branko Milanovic (Global Inequality – A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, Harvard University Press).

For the 2019 edition of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize, a record number of 51 books were submitted for deliberation, in which authors such as Anne Applebaum (Red Famine, Penguin) or Sir Roger Scruton (Where We Are, Bloomsbury) were also considered.

Awarded in every edition of the Estoril Conferences, the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize publicly recognizes the author of a submitted book that best deals with significant global issues, while seeking to provide both new analyses and new perspectives related to globalization and its inherent challenges, so as to help the world better understand its global relevant risks and collective action problems.

The prize consists of 15.000 Euros with the winner giving a keynote speech and receiving the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize during the 6th edition of the Estoril Conferences.

Jury Members of the 2019 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize:

Arie Kacowicz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dirk van Dierendonck, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
John Luiz, Georgetown University’s McDonough School, United States of America
José Tavares, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Matthew Kaminski, POLITICO Global Editor
Teresa Violante, Chair of the Estoril Conferences

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