September 10, 2007
Beijing American Club
No. 8 Jianguomen North Avenue
7:00 pm Registration
Geo-Political Risks to the Global Economy
Speaker: Marvin Zonis
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
We are in the midst of the greatest economic boom in world history. This boom differs from earlier periods of global expansion because it encompasses 80 percent of the world’s population. Yet risks to this boom threaten its longevity. The risks of terrorism, oil price shocks, a Chinese implosion, a U.S. credit crisis, among many others, are dangers that threaten growing world prosperity.
Join us for a talk by Chicago Booth Professor Marvin Zonis, a thought leader on the intersection of politics, economics and emergent technologies. Professor Zonis will specify the dimensions of the current boom by outlining which countries are participating and which are being left behind. He will then explore principal risks to global growth and how these risks may be realized and possibly mitigated.
Business leaders today, facing a labyrinth of global challenges, will not want to miss this eye-opening lecture aimed at providing critical insights for assessing and managing a number of key geopolitical risk factors.
What Accenture had to say about Marvin Zonis's explanation of global politics to a conference of global energy companies:
“I am very pleased to report that you were the highest rated speaker of the entire conference. You also hold the second highest rating in the entire 14-year history...second only to Margaret Thatcher.”