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Ian Bremmer

Global Political Risk Expert

TED: War in Ukraine and What It Means for the World Order
TEDxNewYork - How the US Should Use Its Superpower Status
TED: War in Ukraine and What It Means for the World Order
TEDxNewYork - How the US Should Use Its Superpower Status

Specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk, Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading global political risk researchers and consultants. He helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them by providing clear-headed insights on critical global issues and how political developments move markets.

Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, Bremmer is the president and founder of the Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm. He is also the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television, and is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, and many others globally.

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 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism, which examines the rise of populism across the world. He also serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for TIME magazine. In addition, Bremmer currently teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and was previously a professor at New York University.

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.

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