Speakers on International Affairs - Geopolitics

Karen O'Donnell
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Stay informed by the best minds and the sharpest analysts.

The global news cycle is full of stories about strategic political and economic hotspots which impact the business world.

To help ascertain what they mean for you and your world, we are very pleased to now represent these three distinguished experts in International Affairs, each of whom has a new book. Take a look –

Thomas J. Wright

Tom is the Director of the Brookings Institutions’ Center on the U.S. and Europe, and a senior fellow of their Project on International Order and Strategy.

He works on U.S. foreign policy, great power competition, the European Union, Brexit, and economic interdependence.​ 

His new book is Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order.

Mark Leonard

Mark is Co-Founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a pan European think tank of some current and some former 300 European leaders, including presidents, prime ministers, economics and foreign ministers. 

His expertise and interests include geopolitics and geoeconomics, China and EU politics.

His new book is The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict.

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Ryan Hass

Ryan is a former adviser to President Obama and is now the Chair in Foreign Policy Studies, the Interim Chair in Taiwan Studies and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He is a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

His recent book is Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence.

Our other top experts in geopolitics and international affairs include;

Tina Fordham – Tina is a top political analyst, with a strong background in financial services and strategy, who surveils major political situations and predicts how these will impact markets and the business world. She has access to the best research and brings 25+ years of experience in this area and has a stellar record of ‘accurate calls’ on the likely impacts of power shifts and international politics on the global investment agenda.

Gideon Rachman – Gideon is the Financial Times’ Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator. He is an award-winning journalist, best selling author and enthralling speaker on geopolitics. He can talk about key important strategic issues in the US, Europe, China – or on specific country related topics such as Germany’s forthcoming elections or on issues stemming from COP26 on government policies and divisions.

Maha Aziz – Maha focuses on global risk & prediction. She teaches in the MA International Relations Program at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She authored award-winning book on global risk, Future World Order (2019), and will soon publish the sequel A Global Spring (2021). She is a former columnist for Businessweek and has written for the Huff Post, Medium, CNN, amongst others.

Please contact us if you would like further details on these or on other speakers in this area.  We are always happy to guide you on who is the best speaker for your event brief and budget.

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