How should leaders respond to increasing economic and political instability in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East region? Record high inflation and soaring energy and food prices, together with the war in Ukraine and a rise in nationalism, pose challenges for political and economic leaders—challenges that are unprecedented in recent times.

In this volatile environment, monetary and fiscal authorities often clash in their search for solutions, with real political implications. History also demonstrates the connection between financial instability and extremism, which further imperils economic performance at the firm and national levels.

Join the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and UChicago’s Institute of Politics for a special Economic Outlook event, during which experts will explore the inextricable link between the economic and political environments, and offer insights for business leaders and policymakers facing an extremely difficult 2023.

Event Details

Date: March 7, 2023

The Robert Rothman, ’77, London Campus
One Bartholomew Close, Barts Square, London

In-Person Program:
6–7 p.m.: Arrivals & Check-in
7–8:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion
8:15–9:30 p.m.: Attendee Reception

Virtual Program:
7–8:15 p.m.: London
1–2:15 p.m.: Chicago 

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Sasha Havlicek

Cofounder and CEO of ISD

Sasha Havlicek is cofounder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes. With a background in conflict resolution and an expertise in extremism, digital information operations and electoral interference, she has advised a range of governments at the highest levels and has spearheaded partnerships with the UN, EU Commission, and Global Counter-Terrorism Forum. Havlicek serves as an expert advisor to the UK Counter-Extremism Commission and the Mayor of London’s counter-extremism programme, and is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

Sasha Havlicek
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Randall S. Kroszner

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. He took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure.

Randall S. Kroszner


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The Institute of Politics

This year, Chicago Booth’s Economic Outlook event in London is being hosted in partnership with the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. This nonpartisan institute is committed to fostering in our students a passion for public service, meaningful dialogue, and active engagement in our democracy. 

The Institute of Politics