CANCELLED: George Friedman on Crisis, Triumph, and America's Next Decade

George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Geopolitical Futures

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The global instability and domestic discord that have come to define the present age are not unique, nor do they spell the end of American power, argues George Friedman. The renowned geopolitical forecaster and author believes that the 2020s will be marked by the convergence of powerful institutional and socioeconomic cycles that have long shaped American history. He predicts the resulting upheaval will ultimately reshape the nation’s politics and society, laying the foundations for its future strength. What sort of crises will America face in the coming decade, and how can it emerge triumphant?

Copies of George Friedman’s latest book, Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond will be available for purchase and signing after the program from the Book Cellar.

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5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Program Adjournment and Book Signing