There is now no single power or durable alliance of powers both willing and able to accept the costs, risks and burdens that comes with global leadership. 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 global leadership makes it vulnerable to crises that appear suddenly and from unexpected direction. Over the next decade and perhaps longer we will have a world without leaders which will undermine our ability 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.
This is the view of Ian Bremmer, an expert on international politics and its impact on global markets. In his lecture he 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 (i.e. a world order in which no single country or durable alliance of countries can meet the challenges of global leadership.)
Take the opportunity to gain new insight and discuss global leadership and global macro political trends! A topic of special interest as the United States presidential election is coming up on November 6.
After Ian Bremmer’s lecture, Eva Halvarsson CEO at the Second AP Fund will be moderating a Question and Answer session. Grab the chance to discuss politics with the person who brought political science to the financial markets!
Date: 5 November 2012
Location: Malmstensalen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1
Ian Bremmer has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and he presently teaches at Columbia University. He is founder and president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index and has authored several books, including the bestsellers, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? Bremmer is a frequent writer and commentator in the media. He is a contributor for the Financial Times A-List and Reuters.com, and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com. He has published articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs and appears regularly on networks such as CNN International and CNBC
Eurasia Group provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets. Research is also provided on issues such as trade, energy and other commodities, financial regulation, climate change, and global health. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources around the world.