VIDEO: Foreign Policy Association and Off-the-Record 2014 Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture with Ian Bremmer


Event Details

Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
Museum of Modern Art, Titus I Theater
11 West 53rd St. (MoMA Film Entrance)
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

A discussion with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, who will speak on What are the World’s Biggest Political Risks Today?

In a world with fraying coordination between major powers and a lack of effective global leadership, geopolitical flare-ups are burning brighter, for longer, more often.  And such turmoil, from Syria to Ukraine, only perpetuates this leadership vacuum. For the first time since the financial crisis, the blockbuster economic risks-such as the possibility that the Eurozone would implode, that China would suffer a hard landing, or that the United States' economic recovery would crumble under a mountain of growing debts and Washington gridlock-have all been assuaged.  Instead, political concerns are overwhelmingly driving the world's risk landscape.  

Ian Bremmer will take a tour of the world's most prevalent geopolitical flashpoints, weaving them into the broader risk context that will drive debate for the coming months. What does the United States' perceived foreign policy disengagement mean for its allies and the world's most tumultuous regions?  As emerging markets increasingly diverge in their outlooks, who are the winners and losers?  Where will unrest and political uncertainty impact markets-- and where might we see political shocks strike next?


Event Speakers

    • Ian Bremmer
      President and Founder of the Eurasia Group

      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.

    • Ian Bremmer