Covid-19 has ensured the world can never go back to business-as-usual. The pandemic exposed three systemic crises at once: public health, financial and global governance. Adaptation in public and private lives has brought upheaval in our economies and changed how we think about health challenges. It has made us question the vulnerability of our interdependency and put the security of supply chains under a microscope. Anders Fogh Rasmussen draws on his extensive geopolitical knowledge from his time as Prime Minister of Denmark and his tenure as Secretary General of NATO to evaluate trade policy and global cooperation in light of the pandemic. Bracing businesses for the new geopolitical reality and highlighting the need for stronger EU cooperation, this presentation looks at political and economic life post-Covid-19.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen is known for delivering straight-forward messages on the current geo-political situation, global trade relationships, foreign policy and power balances.
The post-Covid world
Technology & geopoliticsNew frontiers in the battle for global leadership
As the United States and China vie for global influence, technology will be central to the balance of power. 5G and artificial intelligence will bring major geopolitical challenges and present ethical and existential questions that must be tackled, from availability and use of data, to the development of fully autonomous weapons systems.
Drawing on his own experiences as Secretary General of NATO and founder of the Alliance of Democracies foundation, Anders Fogh Rasmussen examines the influence of technology on geopolitics, and makes the case for more cooperation among democracies.
And as a co-chair of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity – a group he co-founded with Joe Biden – he discusses how technology can be deployed to undermine and divide democracies.
A Changing Geopolitical LandscapeRisks & Opportunities for Financial Institutions
Last year brought significant change to the world’s existing geopolitical structures, and this year is likely to increase their complexity even more, causing financial investors to be additionally meticulous. This new climate requires a solid basis for balancing risk and reward. In this presentation, Anders Fogh Rasmussen explores the ever-changing geopolitical environment with a sharp focus on the intersection between multinational business and trade, security and stability, economic growth, innovation, and governance. He describes the impact of changing US Administrations on global cooperation, the growing tensions with China from the US and the EU, the impact of the global pandemic, and the increasing need for a transition to green energy as the climate crisis wreaks havoc across the globe.
US foreign policyA 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.
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.
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.
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