Poster of the event

About this event

Prof. Anu Bradford will present and discuss her latest book, Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technologywhich examines three competing regulatory approaches governing the digital economy—the American market-driven model, the Chinese state-driven model, and the European rights-driven regulatory model—and discusses how governments and technology companies navigate the inevitable conflicts that arise when these regulatory approaches collide in the international domain.

Each digital empire is advancing a competing vision for the digital economy while attempting to expand its sphere of influence in the digital world. Which digital empire will prevail in the contest for global influence remains an open question, yet their contrasting strategies are increasingly clear. In the midst of these unfolding regulatory battles, governments, tech companies, and digital citizens are making important choices that will shape the future ethos of the digital society.

Digital Empires lays bare the choices we face as societies and individuals, explains the forces that shape those choices, and illuminates the immense stakes involved for everyone who uses digital technologies.

About the speaker

Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center and a Senior Scholar at Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. She is an expert on European Union law, digital regulation, international trade law, and comparative and international antitrust law. Bradford is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World (OUP 2020), which was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs. Her most recent book Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology was published by Oxford University Press in September 2023, and was recognized as one of the Best Books of 2023 by Financial Times.

Lunch provided.

This is a free event.

This event will be in English only. 
The event may be recorded, and photos may be taken.

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Apr 19, 2024
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Format and location
In person
Social Sciences Building (FSS), room 4007
General public
Organized by
CLTS, CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, Centre for International Policy Studies