The G-Zero in 2013: Doing Business in a Leaderless World and Impacts on East Asia 2/2

According to Dr. Ian Bremmer, a leading political scientist and the president of Eurasia Group, the world is now in a state of "G-Zero", (as opposed to a G-8 or G-20) where no one nation is willing or able to take on global leadership for the common good of the international community. He states in his global bestseller Every Nation for Itself that "the G-Zero will incubate new sources of conflict and push international politics toward multiple forms of crisis." This seminar, jointly hosted by Eurasia Group, the world's top political risk consultancy, and GLOBIS University, gets a quick glance on what is taking place in the world of the "G-Zero," its impact on East Asia where changes in the political leadership in Japan, China and Korea take place nearly simultaneously, and its implications for business in that region.

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Eurasia Group and GLOBIS Joint Top Seminar:
"The G-Zero in 2013: Doing Business in a Leaderless World and Impacts on East Asia" Part2

Speaker: Dr. Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
Time and Date: 19:00 – 21:00, Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Language: English
Duration: 1:20:04

About Eurasia Group
This TOP Seminar is co-hosted by Eurasia Group, the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, Eurasia Group helps clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they do business. Eurasia Group has just published Top Risks 2013 (see 8-minute video here), an annual publication which identifies key regions around the world where political risk will be especially acute in the coming year, and examines several emerging long-term trends.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Ian Bremmer is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. The company provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets.

Dr. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index and has authored several 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 is a contributor for the Financial Times A-List and, and writes "The Call" blog on He has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and presently teaches at Columbia University. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as “those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes."

Dr. Bremmer grew up in Boston, and now lives in New York and Washington, DC.

Dialogue Partner

Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.

A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori is a board member of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), and serves as co-chair of WEF’s Global Growth Companies.

In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Summit Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. The following year Project KIBOW was incorporated as the KIBOW Foundation, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013.

Since October 2013, Mr. Hori has hosted a weekly TV program in Japan called Nippon Mirai Kaigi (Japan Future Conference). He has authored several books including Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, and My Personal Mission Statement.

Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.

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