A look at the shifting sands of geopolitics

Monday, March 19, 2018

17:00 - 17:50 Ballroom 2



The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Increasing geopolitical tensions around the world today pose significant issues for financial markets. With America and North Korea trading verbal blows, China moving assertively to fill a vacuum as the US seemingly shifts its foreign policy priorities in Asia Pacific, and continued pressures in the Middle East, geopolitics continues to dominate the headlines. Both President Trump’s victory and the UK’s vote to leave the EU defied conventional wisdom, taking many by surprise, but in hindsight were perhaps predictable. Looking ahead, the world’s major economic and political blocs – the US, China and Europe – remain as important as ever in determining global geopolitics and in learning from the past. What are the next major geopolitical events on the horizon and how should we prepare for them? And who holds the power on the global political stage? Sir John Major, who has served at the highest levels of international affairs and remains a trusted political advisor, will share his unique insights into the lessons that can be learned and the risks to expect.

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