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Public Lecture: “Political Risks in Russia, Eurasia and Beyond: From the Old to the New” with Alexander Frost

October 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:CB 2104 Canal Building

Political Risk: From the Old to the New

In the last decade there has been a marked increase in global political risks. Some are classic, from the potential for protectionist regulation in the aftermath of Brexit, to the US-China trade war. But today’s international environment is characterised by a slate of new threats.

Many of these new risks fly under the radar of companies, governments and organisations. They have long lasting repercussions and can be challenging to mitigate. This lecture will describe the changing nature of political risk as a phenomenon, how proper risk management can better insulate us from the shocks, and how students and employees with multidisciplinary backgrounds and an emphasis on political science, can use our skills to contribute in the modern workplace.

Alexander Frost is Head of Global Risk Intelligence and Data at Axco Insurance Information Services. On a regular basis he works to identify and analyse emerging risks and mitigation strategies, with a specialisation in political and geopolitical risk, studying their effect on societies and systems at large. He is a passionate believer in stronger international connections and dialogue, advocating for indigenously developed and sustainable economic, political and social models, and more inclusive responses from the financial industries.

The event is free and open to the public.

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