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What 2021 Revealed About Global Politics

Ian Bremmer, Ivo Daalder, and Elise Labott explore 2021’s key events and geopolitical trends and consider what 2022 may have in store.
Ian Bremmer
Ivo H. Daalder
Elise Labott
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The world failed to get back to normal in 2021. The US capitol insurrection, soaring inflation, a global vaccine rollout, devastating new COVID-19 variants, and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan helped make for a disorienting twelve months. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, Council president Ivo Daalder, and founder and CEO of Zivvy Media Elise Labott reflect on a year of disruption, the lessons that 2021 should teach policymakers, and what recent events reveal about the changing geopolitical order.

About the Speakers
President & Founder, Eurasia Group & GZERO Media
Ian Bremmer is president and founder of the leading global political risk research and consulting firm the Eurasia Group and its GZERO Media, which is dedicated to helping a broad, global audience make sense of the world around them. He also is an author, foreign affairs columnist, and editor-at-large at TIME.
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Elise Labott
Contributing Editor, POLITICO Magazine & CEO of Zivvy Media
Elise Labott is an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service and the founder and CEO of Zivvy Media, a digital platform to engage youth on global issues.