Center for Global Business Annual Forum

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6-7 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business


Ian BremmerThe Center for Global Business Annual Forum is an event occurring every spring that brings together distinguished voices from the academic, policy, diplomatic, and business communities to speak on a different theme each year. This year we welcomed Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group’s President.

The discussion was led by Rebecca Bellinger, executive director, and Dr. Kislaya Prasad, academic director of the Center for Global Business. Bremmer offered insights into his new book, Us. Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism, including the battle between globalism and nationalism, free trade versus protectionism, the impact of increased access to communication technologies in the developing world, and how our social contracts might be re-imagined.

About Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is also the president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company dedicated to helping a broad, global audience make sense of today's leaderless world.

Bremmer is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications, including Time magazine, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. Once dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as a professor at New York University. His latest book "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism" is a New York Times bestseller.

In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. As the firm's president and most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state.

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