Association for International Affairs organizes a public lecture on Grand Strategy in an Uncertain World which will be delivered by Thomas Barnett, Ph.D., the US military geostrategist, writer, and columnist. His lecture will be focused on current international issues, including aftermaths of the financial crisis and related economic problems, the growth of economic and political powers outside the Euro-Atlantic region, and transformation processes in the Arab world. His lecture will offer a holistic point of view on globalization, including its security and economic aspects.
Thomas Barnett is currently Chief Analyst at Wikistrat, a global consulting network specialized in geopolitics analysis, and Managing Director at the Center for America-China Partnership. Previously, he worked in the Center for Naval Analysis and Institute for Public Research (1990-1998), taught at the US Naval War College (1998-2005) and acted as an analyst in the Office of Force Transformation in the US Department of Defense. He is an author of bestseller The Pentagon‘s New Map, he writes among others for World Politics Review and has a popular column at Esquire.com.
Working language: English
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