Misha Glenny: McMafia

Misha Glenny is an award-winning author and journalist; his international bestselling book, McMafia, was recently turned into the hit BBC TV series of the same name to critical acclaim.

Described by The Guardian as ‘a world authority on global organised crime’, Glenny has spent years courageously investigating and reporting on the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world.

Alternately very funny and very frightening, this illuminating talk sheds light on corrupt intelligence agencies and takes the audience on a tour through the dark depths of world capitalism. He explains what’s happening behind the headlines – how Russian gangsters, Latin American cartel leaders, people traffickers and dodgy hedge funders exert their influence on our lives without us realising, and how cyber hackers pose an increasing threat to global security in the 21st century.

This is a rare opportunity to hear a true expert take you into the minds of his underworld subjects and as executive producer and script consultant on the TV series, a chance to discover what it took to bring his extraordinary cast of characters to life on the small screen.