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Ian Bremmer

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Personal Details

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is also the president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company dedicated to helping a broad, global audience make sense of today's leaderless world.

Ian is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications, including Time magazine, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. His latest book "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism" is a New York Times bestseller.


In 1998, Ian established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. As the firm's president and most active public voice, Ian advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state.


Ian 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. His definition of emerging markets—“those countries where politics matters at least as much as economics for market outcomes”—has become an industry standard. “G-Zero,” his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.


In 2007, Ian 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. He is the Harold J. Newman Distinguished Fellow in Geopolitics at the Asia Society Policy Institute and serves on the President's Council of the Near East Foundation, the Leadership Council for Concordia, and the Board of Trustees of Intelligence Squared.

Ian earned a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University, where he went on to become the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his bachelor's degree in international relations from Tulane University.

Ian has published ten books including the national bestsellers “Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World”, “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?”, and "Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World."


  • PhD in Political Science, Stanford University


  • Eurasia Group

In The Media

Meet the SIPA Community

Political scientist Ian Bremmer addresses new graduates, family, and friends.

May 14 2024
Meet the SIPA Community

The renowned political scientist — who is the president and founder of Eurasia Group and its subsidiary, GZERO Media — will address degree candidates at SIPA’s Class Day on May 13.

Apr 04 2024

Ian Bremmer wrote: “Pakistan’s worst-kept secret is that its military dominates its government… its generals have manipulated the country’s politics for decades… [and voters] want change.”

Mar 08 2024
Democratic Resilience

Ian Bremmer writes that North Korea that the World should not lose sight of North Korea’s aggressive signalling.

Feb 22 2024

Ian Bremmer said “the average American no longer believes that their political leaders effectively represent them and accordingly doesn’t want to support a globalist agenda.”


Feb 14 2024
The New York Times