Global Political Risk Expert

Ian Bremmer

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Ian Bremmer

Speaker Bio

Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, Bremmer is the president and founder of the Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm. He is also the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television, and is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, and many others globally.

Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets, creating Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI), and establishing political risk as an academic discipline. His definition of emerging markets — “those countries where politics matters at least as much as economics for market outcomes”— has become an industry standard. “G-Zero,” his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.

A prolific writer, Bremmer is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism, which examines the rise of populism across the world. He also serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for TIME magazine. In addition, Bremmer currently teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and was previously a professor at New York University.

Bremmer earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University, where he went on to become the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tulane University.

Ian Bremmer Topics
Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World
The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?
The Politics of Global Energy
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At a time when so many challenges transcend borders, the need for international leadership has never been greater. Leaders have the leverage to coordinate multinational responses to transnational problems and the wealth and power to persuade other governments to take actions they wouldn’t otherwise take. They pick up the checks that others can’t afford and provide services no one else will pay for. But in years to come, there will be no global leadership, because there is now no single country or bloc of countries with the political and economic muscle to drive an international agenda. America is struggling to pay its bills, Europe is busy trying to save the eurozone, and emerging powers are wrestling with too many complex challenges at home to accept risks and burdens abroad. A world without leaders will undermine our ability over the next decade to keep the peace in Asia and the Middle East, to grow the global economy, to reverse the impact of climate change, to feed growing populations, and to protect the most basic of all necessities – air, food, and water. Its effects will be felt in every region of the world, even in cyberspace.

Ian Bremmer, an expert on international politics and its impact on global markets, will detail the following:

– The impact of a world without leadership on international politics and the global economy
– Next challenges facing the United States, Europe and China
– Asia’s evolving balance of power
– The future of the Middle East
– Winners and losers in a world without leaders
– Crisis points – from food security to cyberspace
– The global balance of power most likely to emerge from a G-Zero world

A generation after communism’s collapse, the future of free-market capitalism isn’t what it used to be. Public wealth, public investment, and public ownership have made a stunning comeback. Certain that command economies are doomed to fail but afraid that truly free markets will spin beyond their control, the political leadership in China, Russia, the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf and other authoritarian states have invented a new system: state capitalism. Each in their own way, they’re using markets to create wealth that can be directed toward the achievement of political goals. Governments now dominate key domestic economic sectors. The oil companies they own control three-quarters of the world’s crude oil reserves. They use state-owned companies to manipulate entire economic sectors and industries. They own enormous investment funds that have become vitally important sources of capital for Western governments and banks weakened by financial crisis. An expert on the impact of politics on market performance, Ian Bremmer illustrates the rise of state capitalism and details its long-term threat to relations among nations and the future of the global economy.

At this presentation audiences will learn about:

– The rise of state capitalism
– Why it exists and how it works
– The threat to free-market capitalism

Oil prices are increasingly susceptible to international politics – for both the world’s supply and demand. Ian Bremmer, founder and president of the world’s largest political risk consultancy, shares his views on what’s in store for the politics of global energy – from spiralling Chinese and Indian growth in consumption to the dangers of future oil export from the Middle East, Russia and the Caspian, and West Africa.

At this speech audiences will learn:

-Why international politics matters to oil investors, financial institutions, and consumers alike
– How to assess the real threats to oil production, and discount the headlines that don’t matter
– How a shift in global relations between the US and China will affect the global energy market

Ian Bremmer

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The Power of Crisis
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Every Nation for Itself
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Us vs. Them
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Fareed Zakaria, Author of The Post American World

“Ian Bremmer combines shrewd analysis with colorful storytelling to reveal the risks and opportunities in a world without leadership. This is a fascinating and important book.”

Carl Bildt, Co-Chair of the European Council of Foreign Relations

“Few can beat Ian Bremmer in taking the pulse on the health of nations and the world. Here he dives into the divisions and disputes of the wave of protests and populism that gave the US Donald Trump and Europe Brexit.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of New America

“A crisp and compelling anatomy of present political ills across many countries. Bremmer’s discussion of global approaches to revising the social contract between government and citizen offers a welcome ray of light.”


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