Ian Bremmer: Every Nation for Itself
For the first time in seven decades, there is no single power or alliance of powers ready to take on the challenges of global leadership. A generation ago, the United States, Europe, and Japan were the world’s powerhouses, the free-market democracies that propelled the global economy forward. Today, they struggle just to find their footing.
In Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, acclaimed geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer illustrates a historic shift in the international system and the world economy and an unprecedented moment of global uncertainty. The diverse political and economic values of the G20 have produced global gridlock. Now that so many challenges transcend borders — from the stability of the global economy and climate change to cyberattacks, terrorism, and the security of food and water — the need for international cooperation has never been greater. Dr. Bremmer will be joined in conversation with Susan Shirk, Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, to discuss the risks and opportunities in a world without global leadership.
Dr. Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He created Wall Street's first global political risk index, and has authored several books, including the national bestseller, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? and The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall, which was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2006. Dr. Bremmer is a contributor for the Financial Times "A-List" and Reuters.com, and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com. He has also published articles in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs.
**Lunch will be served**