Fulbright Forum – Geopolitical Model for the Next Decade

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Date(s) - 04/07/21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presented by Dr. George Friedman


Dr. George Friedman is an internally renowned geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers worldwide who follow international affairs.

Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996. In 2019, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Gallup organization – to help make sense of the geopolitical forces shaping U.S. and global economic and political policy.

Dr. Friedman is also a New York Times bestselling author. His most recent book, The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond – was released in February 2020 (Doubleday), and describes how “the United States periodically reaches a point of crisis in which it appears to be at war with itself, yet after an extended period it reinvents itself, in a form both faithful to its founding and radically different from what it had been.” The decade 2020-2030 is such a period which will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.

His most popular book, The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2009), predicts the geopolitical changes shaping the 21st century. The prescience of Friedman’s geopolitical predictions keep this book alive as they continue to unfold in many countries. His other best-selling books include Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe (2105), predicts the borderlands where centuries old tensions are re-emerging and will spark new conflicts. Friedman’s The Next Decade: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going (2011), was also a best-seller. His other books on warfare and intelligence have included America’s Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

A very popular keynote speaker on the future of international geopolitics, Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events. He has briefed for many major military and government organizations – and is frequently invited to speak internationally. Friedman appears regularly as an expert on international affairs and intelligence on major television and radio networks – and is frequently quoted in leading American and international news publications.

Friedman received his bachelor’s degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. He lives in Austin, Texas.

What Dr. George Friedman will talk about:

In his presentation, Dr. George Friedman will discusses the geopolitical trends and forces shaping the course of international affairs needed to watch in the years ahead of us. His talk will provide insight into how the current state of world events will affect the international scenery and working on the Fulbright globally.


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