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Free Public Lecture
Friday, February 7, 2014
Reception 6:30 pm  | Welcome Remarks 7:00 pm
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Keynote Speaker: Cleo Paskal
“How Geopolitical, Geoeconomic and Geophysical Changes are Redrawing the World Map”

Geostrategic analyst Cleo Paskal is an Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources department at Chatham House, London, as well as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India. She researches the increasingly strategic confluence of changes in the ‘3 geos’ (geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical changes). For example, an increasingly geopolitically and geoeconomically strong China, combined with geophysical changes in the far North, have resulted in the new dynamic of China as a nascent Arctic power – something only possible because of the epochal changes in all ‘3 geos’.  She also researches similar dynamic ‘3 geo’ nodes in the Indo-Pacific, the US and Europe.
Cleo Paskal has guest lectured at universities on most continents, including Cambridge University, Northwestern University, the London School of Economics and Auckland University. She has consulted for, or briefed, a wide range of stakeholders including: the US Department of Energy, US Army War College, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Royal College of Defence Studies (UK), National Defence College (India), the German Foreign Office, EU, the heads of major corporations, and security professionals from over 30 countries.
Cleo Paskal has contributed to, among many others, the The World Today, Sunday Times (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Australian Financial Review, International Affairs, Journal of International Security Affairs, and the BBC. She is one of the gazillion Huffington Post columnists. Her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map (Macmillan, 2010) won multiple awards. Her most recent book is the bestselling Spielball Erde (Random House, 2012), co-authored with German tv anchorman Claus Kleber.

Click here to learn more about Cleo Paskal.

Follow-On Workshop

Following the Public Lecture, on Saturday February 8, a workshop assessing the legacy and impact of Robert D. Kaplan’s 1994 Analysis will be held at the BSIA. Those interested in attending should contact Dr. Alistair Edgar at [email protected] as seating is limited.


Public Lecture and Workshop Location

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
Balsillie School of International Affairs
CIGI Campus, Waterloo, Ontario