When Black Swans Aren’t:
Geopolitical Risk Management in the Age of “Extreme” Events
The past year has seen many seemingly unexpected events come to pass, from Brexit to the United States Presidential Election. The upheaval has continued into 2017: the rise of the National Front and Marine Le Pen in the French Election; the growing fractures in long-standing international alliances like NATO, NAFTA, and the European Union; and the wave of autocracy, nationalism, and populist retrenchment in the face of globalization.
However, are we witnessing a series of "black swan" events? Could we see any of this coming? What types of models and practices can be used to identify and absorb the myriad financial, strategic, political, and operational risks associated with the current global upheaval and the realities of the twin, competing forces of populism and globalization?
We'll begin with a keynote dialogue between two recognized experts in the field: Professor Guntram Werther of Temple University and Professor Tom Mockaitis of DePaul University.
Following the keynote discussion will be two panels of experts from the financial, insurance, political science, and macro-global fields that explore the current geopolitical risk climate. We'll discuss the effects and ramifications of globalization, the global wave of retrenchment and nationalism, and the changing nature of borders and failed states. How can companies properly manage geopolitical risk—whether through mitigation, avoidance, or transference—present in the world today?
Date: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Time: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm; (boxed lunch and reception included)
Venue: DePaul University Loop Campus, Chicago, IL
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