Tim Marshall - The Future of Geography | How To Academy


Mon, 5 June 2023

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm GMT

Tim Marshall – The Future of Geography

How Power and Politics in Space will Change our World

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Tim Marshall’s Prisoners of Geography changed the way we think about power. Now he joins us live in London for a glimpse into the future of life on Earth – and beyond it.

Spy satellites orbiting the moon. Space metals worth more than most countries’ GDP. People on Mars within the next ten years. This isn’t science fiction. It’s astropolitics.

Humans are heading up and out, and we’re taking our power struggles with us. Soon, what happens in space will shape human history as much as the mountains, rivers and seas have on Earth. It’s no coincidence that Russia, China and the USA are leading the way. The next fifty years will change the face of global politics.

In this gripping talk, the internationally bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography and The Power of Geography Tim Marshall will lay bare the new geopolitical realities to show how we got here and where we’re going, covering the new space race; great-power rivalry; technology; economics; war; and what it means for all of us down here on Earth. With all the insight and wit that have made Marshall the UK’s most popular writer on geopolitics, this talk is an unmissable meditation on power, politics and the future of humanity.

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Tim Marshall

Reporter and Geopolitics Expert

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. He is the author of the No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and The Power of Geography: Ten Maps that Reveal the Future of Our World.