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Top of the Trouble Spots: Forecasting geopolitical trouble in 2018

When Jan 17, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where McCrum Theatre, Corpus Christi College
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The Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present this panel-style event, chaired by Channel 4 News' Jonathan Rugman. Following the tumultous years of 2016 and 2017, this panel seeks to provide a geopolitical forecast for trouble in 2018. Together with speakers Tim Marshall, Robert Ward, Sean West, and Ayse Zarakol, Rugman will open the 2018 with an exploration of the panel's prediction for "Top of the Trouble Spots" for the year.


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About the Speakers:

Jonathan Rugman has been Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News for more than a decade, covering uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisa and Bahrain, as well as the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. In 2016 he won a BAFTA for his reporting on the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Tim Marshall, formerly diplomatic editor and also foreign affairs editor for Sky News. Marshall is now a guest commentator on world events for the BBC, Sky News, and guest presenter on LBC. He has written four books, including NYT Bestseller Prisoners of Geography

Robert Ward leads the Economist Intelligence Unit's country, industry and data analysis and forecasting teams as Editorial Director. In this position he plays a key role in shaping the company's response to events, which includes developing the EIU's China strategy and spearheading the company's recent expansion of its China city analysis.

Sean West has been Eurasia Group's global deputy CEO since 2013 and is managing director for the EMEA region. In these roles he is responsible for key elements of the firm's strategy and management, especially related to developing innovative services and approaches to managing political risk.

Ayşe Zarakol is Reader in International Relations in the POLIS Department and a Fellow at Emmanuel College. Her articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, International Theory, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, among many others.

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