WILLIS SPARKS

Director, Global Macro

expertise

Global macro politics, North America, United States

Willis Sparks is a thought leader on risks, opportunities, and trends created by current geopolitical conflicts and political developments in major emerging market countries, as well as on US politics and foreign policy. He works directly with Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer on a variety of macro political risk projects.

Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2005, Willis worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. He regularly gives speeches on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences in the US and abroad. Willis holds a master's in international affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where he specialized in international security policy and the former Soviet Union. He also earned a master's degree in international relations from the Institute for the Study of Political Science (Sciences Po) in Paris. In addition, Willis once worked as a stuntman at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
 
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