"How the Three Geos (Geopolitical, Geoeconomic and Geophysical Changes) are Rewriting the World Map"
Cleo Paskal, Fellow, Chatham House (aka Royal Institute of International Affairs), London
The world is changing. Fast. The reverberating implications of the financial crisis are combining with, and influencing, the political shift towards Asia and massive environmental change (including climate change, demographic shifts, urbanization, and more). This triple whammy of geoeconomic, geopolitical and geophysical changes are challenging long-held assumptions about everything from the integrity of national borders, to political stability, to the global reserve currency. Some countries understand these changes and are positioning themselves for the new reality; others aren't. The world ten years from now is likely to look very different. This talk will examine why.
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