Heralded as the “rising guru” in political risk by The Economist, Ian Bremmer is an established businessman, author, thought-leader and professor at New York University. With 30 years of esteemed experience, he has shaped the industry of political science and global political risk as we know it. Ian’s definition of emerging markets - “those countries where politics matters as least as much as economics for market outcomes” - has alone become an industry standard, respected and valued by experts worldwide. Ian’s active political voice can also be found in Time magazine, as their editor and foreign affairs columnist.
Founded in 1998, with only $25,000, Ian founded the leading global political risk research and consulting firm; Eurasia Group. Eurasia Group has grown exponentially, opening offices from New York to Tokyo, as well as amassing renowned experts and valuable resources from over 90 countries. Ian is also the president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group sub-company passionate about simplifying audience’s transition into today's leaderless world. With his expanse of knowledge, Ian advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats and heads of state.
Ian started his exploration into politics through a Bachelor of Arts/Science in International Relations at Tulane University, Louisiana. From there, he gained a Masters and a Doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University, before becoming the youngest ever national fellow at Hoover Institution - a reflection of Ian’s political capabilities. An accumulation of his expertise can be found in his New York Times best seller, The Failure of Globalism.
In 2007, Ian became the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, before founding the Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk. He is the Harold J. Newman Distinguished Fellow in Geopolitics at the Asia Society Policy Institute and serves on the President’s Council of the Near East Foundation, the Leadership Council for Concordia, and the Board of Trustees of Intelligence Squared.
Ian Bremmer brought political risk to the financial market, establishing it as an academic discipline. His passion and interest resulted in Wall Street’s first Global Political Risk Index, whilst his unwavering political expression has influenced audiences though public speeches, television and top publications for decades.