When Black Swans Aren’t: Geopolitical Risk Management in the Age of “Extreme” Events

22 Jun 2017 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

DePaul Center 1 E Jackson Blvd, Ste 8005 Chicago, IL 60604

The past year has seen many seemingly unexpected events come to pass, from Brexit to the United States Presidential Election. However, were these really “black swan” events? Could we see them coming? We’ll begin with a keynote dialogue between two recognized experts in the field: Professor Guntram Werther of Temple University and Professor Tom Mockaitis of DePaul University.

Following the keynote discussion will be two panels exploring the current geopolitical risk climate including the effects and ramifications of globalization, the global wave of retrenchment and nationalism, and the changing nature of borders and failed states. The panelists are experts in foreign policy, insurance, risk management, energy policy, crisis management, and predictive analytics.

Panel One: Forward to the Past: Globalization, Retrenchment, and Returning to a Pre-WWI World
Professor Richard Farkas, Department of Political Science at DePaul University
Michael Schmitt, Chief Risk Officer
Peter Lefkin, Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Allianz
Philip Karsting, Former Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Panel Two: The Changing Nature of Borders and Failed States
Professor Scott Hibbard, Department of Political Science at DePaul University
John Minor, Director of Crisis Management/Political Risk, Aon
Matt Shapiro, Director of Global Markets, Predata

The event includes a boxed lunch and a reception.

Registration fee is $75 for CAA members (and members of other co-sponsoring organizations). Registration fee is $150 for non-members.
CAA members register at: https://depaulblackswans.eventbrite.com?discount=CAA
Non-members register at: http://depaulblackswans.eventbrite.com
Questions? Call Pat Pruitt at 312-751-3392.

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