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December 5, 2016: Peter Zeihan, Author of The Accidental Superpower and Shale New World

Among other topics, Peter discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Impact of the recent election on the theses in his book regarding global markets, security and demography
  • History of the United States’ role in global security and trade
  • Factors related to the United States’ dominance as a market power
  • U.S. foreign policy and its impact on global trade and security
  • The U.S.’s future position given global changes in geopolitics, demography and energy
  • Sectors of the U.S. economy that will impacted most by these changes
  • The advantages Mexico enjoys and Zeihan’s predictions for its growth given the recent election

Peter Zeihan’s Biography

Peter is a global energy, demographic and security expert whose worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to a deep understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends. Peter’s career has ranged from working for the U.S. State Department in Australia, to the DC think tank community, to helping develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.

His freshman book, The Accidental Superpower, debuted in 2014. His sophomore project, Shale New World,will be released later this month.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Truman State University and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand and the Patterson School of Diplomacyand International Commerce.