Willis Sparks

Leading expert on geopolitical risk

Speaker Themes

  • Global geopolitical risk
  • Political trends affecting markets
  • Emerging markets
  • US foreign & security policy

Travels from

New York, USA


Willis Sparks is a thought leader on risks, opportunities, and trends created by current geopolitical conflicts and political developments in major emerging market countries, as well as on US politics and foreign policy.

He is Director of Global Macro at  Eurasia Group, the leading political risk consultancy, where he works with Ian Bremmer on a variety of macro political risk projects.

Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2005, Willis worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. He regularly gives speeches on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences in the US and abroad.

Willis holds master’s degrees in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he specialized in international security policy and the former Soviet Union, and from Sciences Po in Paris. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Brown University and is a graduate of the Juilliard School. 

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