Arab Strategy Forum launches Educational Program for Political and Economic Forecasting


The Forum will collaborate with Eurasia Group to launch the program in December

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DubaiUnder the directives and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Strategy Forum will be transformed into an intellectual and research base aimed at forecasting the political and economic state of the world. The Arab Strategy Forum is the first platform in the region focused on forecasting future scenarios with the intention of acquiring a deeper understanding of major geopolitical and economic issues. The Forum has announced the launch of an Executive Education Program tailored to build the skill sets required to anticipate the region’s evolving political and economic issues. It will begin receiving applications, through its website, starting from today. The program will be conducted in collaboration with Eurasia Group, the world’s largest political risk consultancy, and will be held on 12th and 13th December 2016.

The program will aim to upskill participants with the ability to comprehensively understand political and economic risks along with their potential implications on global governance and markets. Moreover, it will enable government and business leaders to anticipate the near future outcomes of key economic and geopolitical issues. Lastly, it will seek to enhance the strategic analysis skills of decision makers from both the public and private sector.

Abdulla Bin Touq, Vice Chairman of the Arab Strategy Forum, said, “In the ever-changing world we live in today, there is an urgent need to enhance our abilities to foresee the impact of political and economic variables around the globe. The need to build and prepare talent to support governments and private companies with future-focused analysis is what we are seeking from this program.”

Suha Alaleeli, Manager of the Arab Strategy Forum, said: “The Arab world is changing at such a rapid pace, and having such a significant impact on the private sector, that there is a growing need to cultivate strategists from the region with a strong understanding of geopolitical and economic issues, in order to formulate better solutions to the challenges facing the region’s countries and populations. The Executive Education Programme will provide a valuable toolkit to enhance the geo-strategic analysis and forecasting skillsets for government and business leaders seeking to make and act upon informed decisions in the timeliest manner.”

David F. Gordon, Lead Instructor and Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group said: “We are pleased to work with the Arab Strategy Forum in launching this significant program, which is expected to play a key role in developing competencies and capabilities rooted in economics and political science. We will cooperate with the Arab Strategy Forum to create a rich educational experience with program content focused on a variety of relevant topics.”

The Executive Education Program for Political and Economic Forecasting will focus on political risk analysis, the impact of wars, peaceful relations between countries and organizations, political stability and regime change across the region. In addition, the relationship between financial markets and political changes with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Eurasia Group is the world’s largest political risk consultancy. Based in New York City, the Group has offices in Washington, London and Tokyo, and has 150 employees leveraging a knowledge network of approximately 800 experts in 80 countries.