AUP graduation ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


Book Talk: The Russia Sanctions by Christine Abely

University Room: Omid & Gisel Kordestani Rooftop Conference Center (Q-801)
6 rue du Colonel Combes
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies (CCDS) and Tocqueville 21 cordially invite you to the book talk for: The Russia Sanctions by Professor Christine Abely, in conversation with: Professor Suzanne Bodevin (Economics, AUP) and Shane McLorrain (Tocqueville 21).

In The Russia Sanctions, Christine Abely examines the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Abely situates contemporary sanctions within their larger historical and economic backgrounds and provides a uniquely accessible analysis of the historic export controls and import restrictions enacted since 2022. She argues that these sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways. In particular, she examines the effects of sanctions on energy, food, fertilizer, the financial system, and the global use of the US dollar, including trends of de-dollarization. Coverage includes sanctions against oligarchs, the freezing and seizure of assets, and steps taken to make sanctions more effective by promoting financial transparency worldwide.

Christine Abely is the author of The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (Cambridge University Press). She is an assistant professor in contracts and international business at New England Law | Boston and an expert in international trade and sanctions. She has published papers in the Florida State University Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law, among others. Her work has also appeared in The Hill, Foreign Policy Rising, Just Security, and more. Prior to teaching at New England Law | Boston, Abely worked at several Massachusetts law firms in business litigation and international trade and sanctions law.

Professor Bodevin has taught AUP core courses in finance for more than a decade. The International Financial Markets course, introduces students to interactive trading platforms that require analysis of current market data to establish profitable portfolios.

Shane McLorrain is the Managing Editor of Tocqueville 21, and the host of the Tocqueville 21 Podcast. He holds a MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics. A student of global history and the 19th century, Shane focuses primarily on the evolution of democracy within the contexts of historical geopolitics as well as current international affairs. He is also a founding Editor of the Concorde International Review, a collaborative media project exploring contemporary issues in society, politics, and business.


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