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Speaker Interview: Peter Zeihan


Jason A. Voss, CFA, interviews Peter Zeihan from the CFA Institute Conference Live studio during the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference. Peter Zeihan is president and founder of the firm Zeihan on Geopolitics, where he examines how the concept of place affects financial, economic, cultural, political, and military developments. Previously, he served as Stratfor’s vice president of analysis. Prior to joining Stratfor, Mr. Zeihan worked with the US Embassy in Canberra, Australia; he also served as Susan Eisenhower’s office coordinator at the Center for Political and Strategic Studies. He is the author of The Accidental Superpower and has been featured in and cited by numerous newspapers and broadcasts, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNN, ABC, the New York Times, Fox News, and MarketWatch. Mr. Zeihan received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Truman State University, his master’s degree in political and economic development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy, and his postgraduate diploma in Asian studies from the University of Otago.

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