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Every Nation for Itself: A Political Salon with Ian Bremmer

World Policy Institute presents:

Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World – A Political Salon with Ian Bremmer

Thursday, June 7
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This event is by invitation only.


A generation ago, the United States, Europe, and Japan were the powerhouses propelling the global economy. Today, they struggle just to find their footing. 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.
In his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, acclaimed geopolitical analyst and WPI senior fellow Ian Bremmer illustrates this historic shift in the international system and the world economy at an unprecedented moment of global uncertainty. With the unifying urgency of the financial crisis behind us, the diverse political and economic values of the G20 have produced global gridlock—“G-Zero,” a leaderless world of every nation for itself. With so many current challenges transcending borders—from climate change, resource scarcity and reducing world financial risk to cyber-attacks and terrorism–the need for international cooperation has never been greater. What happens when the G20 doesn’t work and the G7 is history?
In this Political Salon, Ian Bremmer offers essential insights on where the levers of power can still be found and how to exercise them for the common good.

About the Speaker:

Ian Bremmer is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. The company provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index, and has authored several books, including Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, which details risks and opportunities in a world without global leadership. He also wrote 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. Bremmer is a contributor for the Financial Times A-List and, and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.comBremmer has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and he presently teaches at Columbia University. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as “those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes.”

Constance Hunter joined AXA IM in 2011 as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income.  Prior to joining AXA IM, she was Managing Director and Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital for two years. She has also served as Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Coronat Asset Management, where she identified macro themes and invested in global equity and foreign-exchange markets. Prior to founding Coronat, Ms. Hunter was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Quantrarian Capital Management, a hedge fund that invests in Asian markets; a portfolio manager at Salomon Smith Barney and Firebird Management; and an economist at Chase Manhattan. Ms. Hunter is a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in the Financial TimesWall Street Journal,Barrons and The New York Times, among others.  She is a board member of  the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

About the Sponsors

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan global think tank, engages fresh ideas and new voices from around the world to address critical shared challenges. WPI's Fellows program, regular public and private events, policy development, media activities, and flagship World Policy Journal provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and debate. It seeks and promotes policy solutions in support of an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, effective global governance, and broadened security strategies.

The Political Salon, organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media, regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion. 

With special thanks to the Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting the Political Salon.


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