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Global Political Risk: Managing Through Economic Catastrophe

Global Political Risk: Managing Through Economic Catastrophe

Dr. Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, a global political risk consultancy firm.

In this podcast, Ian Bremmer discusses various issues, some of which include:

  • Challenges, strengths, weaknesses and nuances in markets in Japan, India, Brazil, China.
  • Corporations' relationship with US President Obama
  • Outlooks on Afghanistan

About the Speaker:

Ian Bremmer
President, Eurasia Group
Area of expertise: Global politics and markets

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm.

In 1998, Bremmer founded Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources around the world. Eurasia Group provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets.

Bremmer created Wall Street’s first-ever global political risk index, and has authored several books, including The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (Simon & Schuster, 2006), which was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2006, and The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing (Oxford University Press, 2009). His upcoming book, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? (Portfolio, May 2010), details the new global phenomenon of state capitalism and its geopolitical implications. Bremmer is also a frequent writer and commentator in the media. He is a contributor for the Wall Street Journal and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com; he has also published articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs. He is a panelist for CNN International's "Connect the World" and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, and other networks.

Bremmer has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He presently teaches at Columbia University, and has held faculty positions at the EastWest Institute and the World Policy Institute. In 2007, he was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as “those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes.”

Bremmer grew up in Boston, and now lives in New York and Washington, DC.

This audio was recorded at an event co-sponsored by the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) and the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. It took place on November 9th in the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

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