The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World

March 28, 2016 - March 28, 2016
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To register, please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208.

From economic sanctions, trade negotiations and state capitalism to the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), we are witnessing an increasingly visible impact of "geo-economics," a term used to describe countries exercising economic means to exert geopolitical influence. While Emerging Market countries start exercising more influence, the U.S., along with other Western nations, is occupied with challenges at home. Although this trend may be reversing the U.S.-led globalization, we haven’t seen a new model of global geopolitical order or leadership yet. Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, who coined the term "G-Zero," calls the current leaderless state of the world a geopolitical creative destruction. Based on his two recent publications, The Age of Geo-Economics (Nikkei Publishing) and Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World (Portfolio/Penguin), Dr. Bremmer will discuss what "G-Zero" means to the U.S., Japan and Asia broadly, why the U.S.’s foreign policy is in decline, how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment, and what kind of path the U.S. may choose as the world’s only superpower.

Ian Bremmer
, President, Eurasia Group

Kyoko Gasha, News Anchor and Senior Producer, Reuters; Documentary Film Director

6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-7:30     Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8          Reception & Book Signing


Non-members: $15
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10

Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

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  • Mar 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm