As the United States and China vie for global influence, technology will be central to the balance of power. The rise of artificial intelligence will bring major geopolitical challenges that affect not only national security but also the foundations to the security of humanity. Drawing on his own experiences as Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen examines the influence of technology on geopolitics, and makes the case for more transatlantic cooperation to ensure that technological development is based on values and global norms.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen is known for delivering straight-forward messages on the current geo-political situation, global trade relationships, foreign policy and power balances.
Technology & geopoliticsNew frontiers in the battle for global leadership
The Will to Lead
Drawing heavily on his book, The Will to Lead, Anders Fogh Rasmussen fiercely defends freedom and the importance of America’s global leadership in this impassioned presentation, offering an astute analysis of current geopolitical events. From the Iranian nuclear deal, to the invasion of Ukraine, to the Arab Spring and turmoil in the Middle East, Rasmussen is forceful but even-handed in his sharp analysis of the decisions made by United States leadership. Critical of the policy to “lead from behind” in foreign affairs, he argues that America must act as the world’s policeman, especially in a world increasingly more dangerous and unstable. Rasmussen proposes a roadmap for an Alliance of Democracies between America and Europe, joined by other liberal democracies in the fight against tyranny. Weaving together wisdom, history and his personal experiences, this presentation will captivate politically involved audiences on both sides of the aisle.
US foreign policy:A Future of Risks and Opportunities
Drawing on his own experiences as Prime Minister of Denmark and Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen examines Donald Trump’s leadership on the world stage and its role in the changing global order. Warning against American isolationism, he explores the geopolitical risks as well as the opportunities of Mr. Trump’s presidency. Critical, but hopeful, he argues political observers should focus more on the underlying political dynamics of Trump’s presidency instead of squawking nervously about every tweet.
An Increasingly Complex WorldPopulism or the core of truth?
We live in an increasingly complex world. During 2016 we witnessed a British vote to leave the European Union, the election of Donald Trump as American president amongst many geopolitical changes. The coming years are likely to bring even more change to the structures of world politics. In possible epoch-making elections in France and Germany so-called “populist” parties have shown unseen strength in early polls and may cause upstir to the established political structures. Drawing on his experiences as Prime Minister of a coalition-government for eight years in Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses this development and argues that populism is often based on a core of truth. Rather than ostracize populism, establishment parties are often better off welcoming them and working with them. Weaving together current political dynamics, history and personal experiences, this presentation will give the audiences a sharp analysis of the current political trends in the world.
Leadership & Negotiation
Drawing on his eight years as Prime Minister of Denmark and five years as Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen will deliver accurate and useful points on leadership and international negotiation. In his time as Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen transformed the organization into being fitter, faster and more flexible. Mr. Rasmussen has gained an extensive experience driving change and transforming international organisations which he will share with the audience in this presentation. Audiences will receive unmatched, practical insights that prepares them for future challenges. Besides elaborating on his leadership experiences, Anders Fogh Rasmussen will furthermore present the audience with his approach to international negotiations which he successfully utilized during his time as Secretary General of NATO. Mr. Rasmussen’s approach to negotiations include three specific rules, that can be easily applied to any negotiation.
A Changing Geo-political LandscapeRisks & Opportunities for Financial Institutions
The year 2016 brought change to the existing geopolitical structures in the world and 2017 is likely to increase the complexity of the world even more, causing financial investors to be additionally meticulous. This new complexity requires a solid basis for balancing risk and reward. In this presentation, Anders Fogh Rasmussen explores the ever-changing geopolitical environment with an intense focus on the intersection between multinational business and trade, security and stability, economic growth, innovation and governance. It explores the risks and opportunities of the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the upcoming European elections on future financial investments.
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