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World-Renowned Expert in Political Risk Set to Headline AFP 2023 in Tuesday Keynote

Feb 28, 2023

Do you know what the top 10 global political risks of 2023 are? Ian Bremmer does.

Ian Bremmer is like a walking encyclopedia on the current geopolitical environment. As president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a media company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs, he is on a mission to help people understand the world around them and why these stories matter.

Bremmer’s company runs on the premise that politics is no longer the exclusive domain of risk managers or government affairs officers. The importance of factoring in political risk when determining business outcomes is undeniable in our interconnected world, making it increasingly essential knowledge for any business or finance leader.

Fascinated by global politics from an early age — entered Tulane at age 15, earned his PhD from Stanford at 24 and is the youngest-ever national fellow of the Hoover Institution — Bremmer brought the craft of political risk to financial markets, creating Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI). In 1998, he founded Eurasia Group, the first firm devoted exclusively to helping investors and business decision-makers understand the impact of politics on the risks and opportunities in foreign markets. Today the company has offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, London, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries.

A prolific writer, Bremmer is the author of 11 books, including his latest New York Times bestseller, The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats — and Our Response — Will Change the World, which covers a trio of looming global crises (health emergencies, climate change and technological revolution) and outlines how these crises create global prosperity and opportunity. He is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on PBS. In this award-winning weekly show, Bremmer presents "smart, timely and relevant interviews with international newsmakers”  there are even puppets!

Bremmer is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC and Bloomberg and serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine. Credited with establishing political risk as an academic discipline, he also teaches at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Though the world is fraught with crises, within the trifecta of top issues, Bremmer sees a way forward that creates worldwide prosperity and opportunity. By the power of unification, resiliency and global collaboration, Bremmer believes we can produce a stronger and more united world.

“At the end of the day, C-level executives are the people that have the ability to make a difference,” said Bremmer in an article for Workday. “We can’t just wait around for our political leaders to do it. Technology is moving too fast, and our institutions are too big and slow. It’s the C-suite executives that are going to have to take up this challenge, and I hope they will.”

In this year’s Tuesday keynote, Ian Bremmer will guide AFP 2023 attendees through the major global crises of our time, helping you understand, with ease, how these events affect your business. Don’t miss it! Reserve you seat today.