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John Hulsman

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Leading expert on global geopolitical risk

Senior Columnist at City AM, the newspaper of the City of London

One of the world's leading war game facilitators

Dr. John C. Hulsman is President and Managing Partner of John C. Hulsman Enterprises (www.john-hulsman.com), a prominent global political risk consulting firm. Dr. Hulsman is also a Life Member of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the pre-eminent US foreign policy institution.   John is also the widely-read Senior Columnist for City AM, the newspaper of the city of London. The author of all or part of 14 books, Hulsman has given over 1550 interviews, written over 870 articles, prepared over 1340 briefings, and delivered more than 540 speeches on global political risk and foreign policy for blue chip corporations and governments around the world, making a name for himself as an uncannily accurate predictor of global geopolitical risk in our new multipolar era, including almost uniquely calling the UK’s Brexit result as well as 13 of his firm’s past 15 major political risk predictions.

An outstanding and practiced speaker, John has given more than 1,400 high level briefings at the invitation of the US Department of State, the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the CIA, the House International Relations Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and governments around the world. John is also a widely read Senior Columnist at CityAM, the newspaper of the city of London, writing prolifically on foreign affairs and political risk.  His articles can be found here: http://www.cityam.com/profile/john-hulsman.

Building on his Washington DC experience, he is a cutting-edge facilitator of war games, a powerful analytical tool. These are simulated exercises played by well-briefed individuals to test assumptions and illuminate a range of likely foreign policy outcomes that will constitute the real world conditions that must be mastered in the times ahead. John has designed, played and facilitated over 100 war games for blue chip private sector banking and hedge fund clients as well as governments around the world.




Our Comment

"A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, John is a vital bridge thinker. He is a Washington insider who speaks ‘fluent European’ and, almost uniquely, an analyst who has mastered both political and economic briefs, and the seminal links between them. A prolific writer and broadcaster, he is a leading expert on global political risk issues and a natural performer."

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