A Global Spring: Trends to Look For in a Post-Pandemic World

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

A Global Spring: Trends to Look For in a Post-Pandemic World

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 
The pandemic crisis has wrought devastation around the world. The world after COVID-19 is unlikely to return to the world that was, with the political, economic, and social consequences of the pandemic further impacted by war, technology, and climate crises. What are some potential global risks that we need to pay attention to in the years ahead? Conversely, where do we see the opportunities arise? Join us for an exclusive IN-PERSON briefing with Professor in the MA International Relations Program at New York University, Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz, on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET where she will discuss these questions which figure in her upcoming book, “A Global Spring.” Dr. Aziz has been called a “global thinker to watch” by Nouriel Roubini, CEO of Roubini Macro Associates and NYU Stern Professor of Economics; and an “engaged scholar activist” by Dr. Parag Khanna, author of Connectography (2016), Future Is Asian (2019), and Move (2021). Her first book, seven-time award-winning bestseller FUTURE WORLD ORDER, was also called a “must-read” according to Dr. Ian Bremmer, Founder of Eurasia Group; and Kishore Mahbubani, author of Has the West Lost It? (2018) and Founding Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

 

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SPEAKER:

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz, a former banker and Businessweek columnist, has been a professor and author in the MA International Relations Program at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences since 2012, specialising in global risk and prediction. She is also a risk expert in the 2020-2022 Global Future Council at the World Economic Forum. She is a frequent keynote speaker on global risk and future trends, having spoken at venues worldwide including the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat, European Parliament, and most recently at COP27 where she spoke about climate blindspots. On occasion she still consults on risk with governments via Wikistrat, the world’s first geopolitical crowdsourced consultancy, also leading the annual NYU-Wikistrat Top Ten Global Risks project.

Dr Aziz is the author of the seven-time award-winning book, Future World Order (2020), on global risk which has been called a “must-read” (Dr. Ian Bremmer, Kishore Mahbubani) written by a “global thinker to watch” (Dr. Nouriel Roubini) and an “engaged scholar activist” (Dr. Parag Khanna).The upcoming sequel A Global Spring (2023) offers predictions for what’s next in a post-pandemic world. Her ideas have been featured in outlets including Huffington Post, Forbes, CNN, Observer and Tatler. She is also the author of seven-time award-winning debut political comic book for tweens, The Global Kid (2016), which she drew. She created the sequel, The Global Kid: A VR/AR Political Comic Book (2021) with edtech partner Musemio, winning ten awards, most recently the Global Shero accolade at the EU’s Digital Female Leader Awards.

She is a Jordanian-born Pakistani who grew up in the Middle East (Jordan, Saudi Arabia), Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia), Europe (UK, Greece) and the US. She is a social scientist trained at Brown (BA), Columbia (MA) and the LSE (MSc, PhD). She earned a Bachelor’s at Brown University, a Master’s at Columbia University, a Master’s and PhD at the LSE, and a research certification in Leveraging Crowds in the Public Sector at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

 

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About “A GLOBAL SPRING: Predictions for a Post-Pandemic World”

This is the sequel to NYU professor and World Economic Forum risk expert Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz’s bestselling and seven-time award-winning book FUTURE WORLD ORDER (2019/2020) which explained the global risks that defined the 2010s and will shape the 2020s – what she calls a “global legitimacy crisis”. In her 2022 book, A GLOBAL SPRING, Dr. Aziz offers more predictions for how our geopolitics, politics, economies and societies will evolve – but in the post-pandemic era which is also shaped by war, technology and the climate crisis. She argues we are headed for more civilian unrest, i.e. a “global spring”, as citizens grow more frustrated with governments that simply fall short of expectation. Yet this will also create more opportunities for other influencers like the nonstate actor (e.g. the activist, the tech billionaire, the entrepreneur) to fill the gap and reshape our future world order this decade.

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