Tom Hale speaks at WEF's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils

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In November, Associate Professor Tom Hale attended WEF's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils in Dubai, and was a Council Fellow. The Global Future Council on Geopolitics will provide intellectual guidance to the Forum’s work in the areas of geopolitical and geoeconomic change, and will shape a number of new and existing Forum workstreams including the Global Risks Report.

Tom gave a talk at the United Arab Emirates Prime Minister’s office on the future of regional economies in a globalised world. He spoke about the need to advance the regional economy, along with the need to think regionally but act globally. He also noted that due to gridlocking, geopolitical tensions are here to stay, but that there has also been a lot of innovation in global governance. Navigating this is going to take a lot of work, along with proactive strategic approaches from all countries, and that leaders need to rise to the challenge both to secure their own interests and for the greater common good.