Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading political scientists. He is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, which provides intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. As an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, Bremmer’s clearheaded insights help business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them.
Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets, creating Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI), and establishing political risk as an academic discipline. His definition of emerging markets — “those countries where politics matters at least as much as economics for market outcomes”— has become an industry standard. “G-Zero,” his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.
A prolific writer, Bremmer is the author of 11 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism and his latest book The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats — and Our Responses — Will Change the World. He also serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for TIME magazine; is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television; and a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and many other global media.
Bremmer earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University, where he went on to become the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tulane University. Bremmer currently teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and was previously a professor at New York University.