Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2011

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


International Studies

First Advisor

Vijay Prashad


This paper provides an intersectional portrait of the most powerful and influential group in the world: the global power elite, symbolized by the Davos man. An examination of this emerging class and its national and denationalized components includes analyses of the global economic and political system, concepts of the American power elite, hierarchal institutions of power, and the potential for elite gender parity.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.