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On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted an Asan Special Lecture with Dr. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group.


For the first time since the financial crisis, headline economic risks—such as a potential Eurozone collapse, Chinese hard landing, or American debt crisis—have taken a backseat to predominantly political concerns. Ian Bremmer focused on the world’s latest geopolitical flashpoints, weaving them into the broader risk context that will drive debate for the coming months. What does the United States’ waning foreign policy engagement mean for its allies and the world’s most tumultuous regions? Who are the winners and losers among emerging markets? Where will recent unrest and political uncertainty impact markets, and where might we see political turmoil strike next?

Date / Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Auditorium (1F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies




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

In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. At present, the company is the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, with offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe.

Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI). He is the founding chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk and is an active public speaker. He has authored several books including the national 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 contributor to the Financial Times and He has written hundreds of articles for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News Channel, Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, the BBC, and other networks.

Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994 and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a global research professor at New York University and has held faculty positions at Columbia University, the EastWest Institute, and the World Policy Institute.