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Assessment of Top Global Risks 2023: Economics, Business & Geopolitics

Assessment of Top Global Risks 2023: Economics, Business & Geopolitics

January 24, 2023
Business & Policy past event

Tuesday, January 24, 11:30 am ET

The start of 2023 has been underscored by rising inflation and interest rates, a global economic slowdown and a volatile geopolitical environment, even as concerns related to the COVID pandemic are fading. The world is grappling with an ongoing war in Ukraine, further worsening of U.S.-China relations, and a rise in economic uncertainty, posing a significant threat to already fragile conditions. What are the top risks facing the world in 2023? How should leaders navigate this period of turbulence and uncertainty? In our program, experts identify and assess the top risks, and explore the impact of the global risk landscape and the outlook for coming years.

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Dr. Ian Bremmer, President & Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Japan Society

Panel Discussion

Keishi Hotsuki, Chief Risk Officer, Morgan Stanley
Mitsunobu Koshiba, Chairman Emeritus, JSR Corporation; Vice Chairman, Keizai Doyukai
Samm Sacks, Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School; Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group

Kathleen Hays, Global Economics & Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television


11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Keynote by Dr. Ian Bremmer, Discussion and Q&A

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Networking Lunch Reception

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Panel Discussion & Q&A

About the Speakers

Ian Bremmer
President & Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. Ian is an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, offering clearheaded insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets (really!).

A prolific writer, Ian is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers, “Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism” which examines the rise of populism across the world, and his latest book “The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World” which covers a trio of looming global crises (health emergencies, climate change, and technological revolution) and outlines how these crises create global prosperity and opportunity.

He serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine, and is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and many others globally.

Ian also teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and previously was a professor at New York University.

Find him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and regularly tweeting from @IanBremmer.

Keishi Hotsuki
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Keishi Hotuski is Chief Risk Officer of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hotsuki joined the Firm in March 2008 as the Head of Market Risk Department and became Chief Risk Officer in 2011. Mr. Hotsuki began his career at Fuji Bank in 1984, where he worked in the Corporate Finance and Derivatives Trading Divisions. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Hotsuki worked at Bankers Trust as the Head of Market Risk Management Japan/Asia. Mr. Hotsuki joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as the Head of Market Risk Management for the Japan/Asia Pacific Region and was a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Market Risk Management from 2005 to 2007.Mr. Hotsuki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University and a Masters of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Hotsuki is a Board member of Japan Society. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Tepper School of Business and of Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Advisory Board of Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Mitsunobu Koshiba
Chairman Emeritus, JSR Corporation; Vice Chairman, Keizai Doyukai

After studying in the US, joined Japan Synthetic Rubber (JSR) and assigned to Tokyo Research Lab as a research engineer of photoresists. Relocated to Silicon Valley to start JSR’s first US electronic materials operation and established a #1 supplier position of high performance and quality photoresists to support all major US semiconductor manufacturers.

Returned to JSR Japan to run the global operations of the fine chemicals sector as a general manager and, then, promoted to Executive Officer in 2004, Became President and CEO in 2009, Chairman of the Board in 2019, and was appointed as Chairman Emeritus as of June 17th, 2021.Currently serving as an outside director of Idemitsu Kosan, A Holdings, and TBM.

Also founded Cdots LLC, a think tank, to support startups and help foreign companies to expand their business in Japan. From 2019, serving as one of the vice chairs of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives).

Samm Sacks
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School; Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group

Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. Her research examines China’s information and communications technology (ICT) policies, with a focus on China’s cybersecurity legal system, the U.S.-China technology relationship, and the geopolitics of data privacy and cross-border data flows. Previously, Sacks launched the industrial cyber business for Siemens in China, Japan, and South Korea. Prior to this, she led China technology sector analysis at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group and worked as an analyst and Chinese linguist with the national security community. She is a frequent contributor to the media and her articles have appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and Slate. She has testified multiple times before Congress on China’s technology and cyber policies. Sacks is also a cyber policy fellow at New America and a former Fulbright scholar in Beijing. She holds an M.A. from Yale University in international relations and a B.A. from Brown University in Chinese literature.

Kathleen Hays
Global Economics & Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television

Kathleen Hays is Global Economics and Policy Editor for Bloomberg Television and Radio, covering economies and central banks around the world, from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, to the Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China.Recognized as one of the top economics reporters and anchors in the country, Hays has covered the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve for more than 30 years.

Hays can be seen and heard on “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia” and “Bloomberg Asia Markets,” and on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Markets P.M.”

Hays joined Bloomberg in 2006 after years as an on-air and online economics correspondent at CNBC and CNN, where she served as a host, correspondent and commentator for numerous programs. She began her career as the New York bureau chief at Markets News International, a financial news service. From there, she joined Reuters, and later worked as an economics correspondent and New York bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily.

Hays attended Stanford University, where she earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics. She is a member and former governor of the Money Marketeers of NYU, and a member of the Economic Club of New York. She is based in New York City.

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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • 11:30 am
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