Recorded on 06/23/2022

The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – And Our Response – Will Change the World with Political Scientist Ian Bremmer

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Recorded on June 23, 2022.

Renowned political scientist Ian Bremmer believes that three looming crises threaten to upend and destabilize our world in the coming decades if we do not intervene in a methodical and thoughtful way as a global community.

As the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading research and consulting firm, Bremmer believes that the triple threat of global health emergencies, climate change, and the AI revolution, coupled with our current domestic and international conflicts, could lead to global disaster if we do not take immediate action.

In his latest book, The Power of Crisis, Bremmer details his vision for the future, which includes new viruses more deadly than COVID, escalating climate change that will displace millions, and most ominously, new technologies that will disrupt the global order and destabilize society. Bremmer believes the situation is dire, but there is hope. Bremmer discusses how some political leaders, business executives, and activists are already working together to confront these threats. In this session, Bremmer evaluates whether these solutions will be sufficient to effectively mitigate these risks before the situation worsens. He also shares a roadmap for surviving the upheaval and uncertainty of our current time, while helping us reimagine a better future.

About Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. Ian is an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, offering clearheaded insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets (really!). A prolific writer, Ian is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller “Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism” which examines the rise of populism across the world. His latest book “The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World” is available now and details a trio of looming global crises (health emergencies, climate change, and technological revolution) and outlines how governments, corporations, and concerned citizens can use these crises to create global prosperity and opportunity. He serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine, and is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, Bloomberg, and many others globally. Ian also teaches at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and previously was a professor at New York University.

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