Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

Formal First Name
Nick Name
Rising Guru of Political Risk
11/12/1969 - present

Ian Bremmer is the President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. As one of the nation’s top political scientists, he advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state. He offers insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets. Bremmer is credited with introducing the craft of political risk to financial markets and for establishing political risk as an academic discipline. He teaches applied geopolitics at Columbia University and New York University.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Bremmer created Wall Street's first global political risk index (GPRI).
  • He became the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • In 1998, he established Eurasia Group with just $25,000.
  • 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. 

"Those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes."— Bremmer's definition of emerging markets. It has become an industry standard. 

"Global political economy has no sharper or more prescient analyst than Ian Bremmer." — Larry Summers