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Gillian Tett is an award-winning journalist and preeminent authority on capital markets. She is widely credited with being the first to cover the credit crunch in the mainstream press and has won many prestigious journalism awards for her coverage of capital markets. Gillian is the author of The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and The Promise of Breaking Down Barriers and the New York Times bestseller Fool's Gold, the gripping tale of how a team of Wall Street bankers led by J.P. Morgan's CEO Jamie Dimon created the world of 'shadow banking,' and then lost control of their creation. Gillian is Managing Editor (US) and Columnist at the Financial Times.

One of the world’s most respected and articulate voices on business and political economy, a truly global expert on Asia, Europe and the US, Bill Emmott has a new book, The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea. Bill explains why today’s pessimistic mood in the West, which has caused the rise of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Boris Johnson and other populists, is overblown. Western democracies can and will turn their fortunes round if they focus on restoring the blend of openness, social mobility and equality of democratic voice that made them strong in the past. Based in London, Bill is a fine speaker with an excellent sense of humor and a clever, engaging style. He is excellent event chair and moderator. His international perspective makes him invaluable to companies with global operations.

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator on geo-politics, Anne Applebaum examines the challenges and opportunities of global political and economic change through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape. Appointed Visiting Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs in 2017, Anne is in charge of a program on “fake news” and 21st century propaganda, and will be running projects designed to find solutions. She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag. Her next book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine will be available in October 2017.

Tyler Cowen’s newest book is The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. He argues that Americans today have broken away from the willingness to move, take risks and adapt to change. A tradition that has created a dynamic economy and of innovation. Today we live in a “match-culture”, one in which everything we choose makes us comfortable. But the downsides to this comfort — heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create. Tyler is the Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

June 2017
Kenneth CukierBrazil and Germany
Kevin AshtonSouth Korea
Simon JohnsonTaiwan
Paul KrugmanKazakhstan
Stuart RussellSouth Korea
Professor Sir Angus DeatonItaly and France
Don TapscottSwitzerland
Alex TapscottChina
Hilary MasonGermany
Chris AndersonGermany
Laurie SantosGermany
Robert J. GordonFrance
Tom KelleyIreland
July 2017
Tim HarfordGermany
Daniela RusItaly
Alex TapscottChina
Arkady OstrovskyCzech Republic
August 2017
Don TapscottBrazil
September 2017
Paul BloomSouth Korea
Paul KrugmanUkraine
John AuthersHong Kong
David PillingSouth Africa
Kevin AshtonGuatemala and Germany
Robert KaganAustria
October 2017
Don TapscottBrazil
Malcolm GladwellPortugal
Bill EmmottJapan
Steven JohnsonGermany
Radek SikorskiNorway
J. Bradford DeLongSwitzerland
Brian ChristianNorway
Erez AidenSpain
Kevin AshtonSpain
Tyler CowenArgentina
November 2017
Kenneth CukierBelgium
Tom KelleyDenmark
Michael PettisSingapore
JB StraubelBrazil and Argentina
Don TapscottJapan
Chris AndersonItaly
Sian BeilockJapan