Ali Aslan

Internationally renowned presenter & moderator

Jamie Bartlett

Prolific author on the impact of digital technology on society

Joschka Fischer

Former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005).

Francis Fukuyama

Legendary political theorist and expert on geopolitical trends

Max Hastings

Globally-renowned journalist and military historian

Noreena Hertz

Renowned Thought Leader with an Impressive Track Record in Predicting Global Trends

Parag Khanna

Best-selling author on global trends & strategy

Wess Mitchell

US Assistant Secretary Of State For European & Eurasian Affairs (2017-2019)

Afshin Molavi

Expert on global geopolitical risk & emerging markets

Dambisa Moyo

Best-selling author and expert on global trends

Jeremy Rifkin

Visionary thinker on technology and the environment

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland; Chair of The Elders; Former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change

Samm Sacks

Expert on the geopolitics of privacy and data flows

Elif Shafak

Award-winning novelist and human rights campaigner

Nigel Sheinwald

Former UK Ambassador to the US (2007-12) & EU (2000-2003)

WHY BOOK A GEOPOLITICS SPEAKER?

In an age of increasing political volatility, it no longer makes sense to hold traditional assumptions about the post-Cold War international order.

It’s crucial for business leaders to have a comprehensive grasp of the forces driving this instability if they are to understand markets and make sound investment decisions.

Has Putin’s invasion of Ukraine heralded a new era of great power rivalry? How will China’s relationship with the West evolve? What are the risks over Taiwan and North Korea’s ever more assertive nuclear testing?

These are the types of questions that a great politics speaker will answer. They will dissect the geo-strategic trends that are most impacting the business landscape, both in the short and medium term. And they will help the audience understand the possible scenarios, risks and opportunities they need to prepare for.

From top-level policy-makers to the world’s leading analysts and academics, our global network of politics speakers contains experts that will shed light on key issues, including:

  • US foreign policy

  • The Ukraine war
  • The future of Europe

  • Brexit

  • The rise of China

  • US/China trade war

  • The rise of populism

  • North Korea détente?

  • Middle East dynamics

  • The Iran nuclear deal

  • Emerging markets

If you’d like some bespoke geopolitics speaker recommendations, contact Leo at leo@vbqspeakers.com.