(December 18, 2014)-Ian Bremmer joins TIME as Foreign Affairs Columnist and Editor at Large covering developments in the global economy, geopolitics and finance, it was announced today by TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His first piece for TIME, a column on the United States' waning global political power, is live on Time.com today at http://ti.me/1z7Ww1Q. It will appear in the December 29 issue, on newsstands Monday. Bremmer will write two weekly columns, one of which will appear in print.
Gibbs also announced that TIME would host its second-annual 2015: The Year Ahead breakfast featuring Bremmer in conversation on geopolitical and macroeconomic issues with economist Nouriel Roubini. The invitation-only event, taking place on January 13 at the Time-Life Building in New York, will set the stage in advance of Davos and will be moderated by TIME Assistant Managing Editor and Curious Capitalist columnist Rana Foroohar.
Watch the 2014 Year Ahead Discussion: http://ti.me/1wb63D3
Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications. Dubbed the "rising guru" in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as Global Research Professor at New York University. His latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, will be released by Portfolio in May 2015.
In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group; today, the company has offices in New York, Washington and London, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise on how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investments across the globe. As the firm's president and most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats and heads of state.
Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets-he created Wall Street's first global political risk index (GPRI)-and for establishing political risk as an academic discipline. He has published nine books including the national bestsellers Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? He has been a regular columnist for POLITICO, Reuters and the Financial Times.
Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994 and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 2007, Bremmer was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where he is the founding chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk.
Bremmer grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York and Washington.