George Friedman is the Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. Friedman guides Stratfor's strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company's intelligence unit. His book Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe was released on Jan. 27.
Dr. Friedman is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Next Decade, which forecasts the major events and challenges that will test America and its presidents over the course of the next decade. Dr. Friedman's previous book, The Next 100 Years, was also a New York Times best-seller and was published in over 20 languages. His other books on warfare and intelligence include America's Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge.
A very popular keynote speaker, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events for major financial firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Ernst & Young and many Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has briefed the Australian Command and Staff College, Eglin Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and many other military and government organizations. Dr. Friedman is frequently invited to speak internationally, including in Turkey, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand.
The world's top media organizations regularly ask Dr. Friedman to appear as an international affairs expert. He has been featured in TIME, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, The Financial Times and many other domestic and international publications, as well as broadcast media ranging from NPR to CNN to CNBC. He and Stratfor were also featured in cover stories in Barron's and the New Statesman.
He received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Global Geopolitics
- Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
- International Affairs
- Geopolitical Forecasting
- Modern and Historical Warfare
- U.S. Foreign Policy