Peter Zeihan


  • Peter talks about the future of energy, agriculture, finance, and the role America will play in the world to come post-pandemic.
  • Audiences leave with insights on global trade and everything that comes from it — cheap Asian goods, international energy markets, global agriculture, stable finance — is about to unravel. Out of all this the Americans — cast in both the role of disruptor and survivor — are making decisions that will shape both themselves and the rest of the world for decades.
  • Peter Zeihan is an author, the Former Vice President of Analysis at STRATFOR and Founder of Zeihan on Geopolitics.
  • Past clients include: Brasada Capital Management, CFA Society, CoBank, CVC Advisers, Industrial Asset Management Council, North West Farm Credit Services, and Rimrock Capital.

About Peter Zeihan - Geopolitical Strategist; Global Energy, Demographic & Security Expert:

Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology - and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future.

Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community - and helped 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.

Peter is a critically acclaimed author whose books - The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower - have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria and Ian Bremmer. Peter is also a highly sought after public speaker. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines - his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

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What Peter Zeihan Talks About:

Peter Zeihan often presents on a wide variety of economic, political, strategic and cultural topics spanning the international system. He tailors his executive briefings to address the needs of specific clients on specific timeframes. The following list includes selections of custom keynotes during the past two years.

The End of Europe
Five recessions in nine years. A litany of debt debacles. Ossified institutions incapable of change. Rising populism. Refugee floods. Russians growling at the border. And that’s the good news. Despite a decade of crisis none of Europe’s problems have had their root causes addressed – and now time is simply up. Everything that makes modern, wealthy, cosmopolitan, democratic Europe possible is breaking apart – and the Europeans are about to lose far more than “merely” a decade. Discover what makes Europe tick, what is tearing it down – and most of all, what is next.

A World Without China
Three pillars support modern China’s success: global trade, internal political unity, and easy money. With those three pillars, China has managed to shake 2,000 years of war and occupation – and remake itself as one of the world’s most powerful countries. Yet none of these three pillars can stand without American assistance, and that cooperation is ending. China’s “inevitable” rise isn’t simply over, it is about to go into screeching, unrelenting – and dismembering reverse. But that’s hardly the end of history. When a country falls – particularly the world’s top manufacturing power – the ripples affect countries and industries near and far. Learn who benefits and who loses in a world without China.

Powers of Yesterday, Powers of Tomorrow
Americans believe that their greatest days are behind them – and that a series of new powers is rising up to displace them. On the contrary, America’s best days – militarily, economically, financially and culturally – are still ahead of them. In fact, many of the states that Americans feel are up-and-comers – most notably China, Russia and India – are merely experiencing a historical moment in the sun courtesy of factors utterly beyond their control. Most of the powers of tomorrow are countries that Americans have very little knowledge of. The major powers of 2030 will not be based in Beijing or Moscow, but in Jakarta, Buenos Aires, Warsaw, Istanbul – and Mexico City.

Other Topics Include:

  • Supersize Me: The Future of Global Energy
  • What Every Financial Professional Should Know About Geopolitics Amber Waves of (American) Grain: The Future of Global Agriculture
  • No Assembly Required: The Future of Global Manufacturing
  • Life After Free Trade
  • The China Wars
  • The New Middle East
  • BRIC-a-Brac
  • Seven(teen) Years of Lean: The Future of Global Finance 

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Peter’s knowledge on geopolitics combined with his ease and entertaining delivery make his presentations exceptional. He consistently gets the top rated score among our speakers - bringing great food for thought.


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