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Edward Goldberg  

Globalization Expert

Having spent his entire life moving between the worlds of international trade and trade finance as well as between US and Russian business and academia, Edward Goldberg has a unique and realistic understanding of globalization and its effect on culture, business, trade, and politics.

He teaches globalization, international business, and international trade at Baruch College of the City University of New York's Zicklin School of Business and is on the visiting faculty of the University of Southern California's Marshal School of Business. He was also recently appointed to the adjunct faculty of the New York University Center for Global Affairs. Through his consulting firm, Annisa Group, Goldberg has worked on global issues with such major companies as Goldman Sachs, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

An oft-quoted essayist, Goldberg has been cited several times by Thomas Friedman in his New York Times column as well as in his book Hot, Flat and Crowded. His writings have also been mentioned in Roubini Global Economics, Yale Global Online, and American Foreign Policy Interests. He writes regularly for The Huffington Post as well as for The Globalist, a daily online magazine on the global economy, politics, and culture, and he has been interviewed by CNBC, Public Radio, CBS Radio, and the Associated Press Radio, as well as Russian State Television.

Expertly versed in the language of globalization, global politics and economics, European-American relations, and international trade, Edward Goldberg has delivered keynotes at some of the leading business schools in the world, including Insead and ISE. Certain to provide the most pertinent discussion topics - including how the Euro crisis will impact the US and the rest of the world - Goldberg makes these complicated global issues approachable and easily comprehensible.


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Financial Markets as the New WMDs


International Economics

International Affairs and International Business

International Trade

U.S/Russian Business Relationships

The Next Game Changer: A US/EU Trade Pact

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama announced his intent to pursue a US/EU trade pact. This game-changing initiative is an extremely important issue for both geopolitics and for short-term tactical financial decision making.

Speaker Edward Goldberg and Columbia University professor Irene Finel-Honigman are two of the leading experts on the proposed trade pact and its short- and long-term implications for finance, industry, and global relations. In this presentation, they will provide an overview of this pact to groups in the financial and investment industries that want and need an immediate update on this hot-button issue.

China, Europe & the US: Global Rivals or Joint Venture Partners?

For the first time in history, has globalization forced global rivals to become each others' joint venture partners, economically binding one country to another? Are we living in a geopolitical world without precedent? How tied is the fate of the US economy to the economies of Europe and China?

Speaker Edward Goldberg addresses these vitally important issues in this presentation, explaining that the tethering of one nation to another by the financial strings of globalization has created an economic and technological dependency among states, limiting the freedom of action of individual countries and dramatically raising the risk of global economic contagion. Tip O'Neill's old dictum that all politics are local has been turned on its head. Today all politics are global. If the president of the United States or the premier of China or the chancellor of Germany utters something intended for domestic politics, it no longer remains local but can easily move world markets and have dangerous global ramifications. In today's world, the Bavarian voter's displeasure with the idea of a European bond fund directly affects the 401K savings account of a soon-to-retire American.

What Happened to the BRICs? What Happened to Emerging Markets?

From the time Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICs, it was assumed that Brazil, Russia, India, and China, along with other so-called emerging markets, would be the new dynamic economic force in the world. Even during the crash of 2008, emerging markets mostly only hiccupped while the leading economies stalled.

Now the reverse has appeared to set in. Edward Goldberg, an internationally recognized expert on globalization who teaches about emerging markets at New York University's Center for Global Affairs, leads his audience on an important discussion of why this has happened and how this slowdown will affect corporate investments and geopolitical relations around the world.

What Is Actually Happening in Europe & What Does That Mean for America?

"It's the economy, stupid" - the phrase that propelled Bill Clinton's election - still resonates, but with one major caveat. Today, the phrase ought to be, "It's the Euro, stupid." The never-ending crisis in the European economy has not only affected the US election but will continue to slow the US economy until it is resolved.

Globalization speaker Edward Goldberg leads his audience on a tour of the origins of the crisis, the reasons for the haltingly slow ability of European leadership to resolve the crisis, as well as some possible solutions. And of course, he explores what this means for the United States.

Can American Corporations Compete in a World of State-Owned Enterprises?

American companies have a new international competitor: the state-owned enterprise (SOE)—a public company either partially or wholly owned by a government. SOEs play by different rules than American companies: they borrow money more cheaply, often have markets cut out for them, and are given various other types of government support. SOEs have been around in one form or another for centuries, but globalization has now redefined them and made them the largest international competitive threat to America's corporations.

Speaker Edward Goldberg takes a frank look at how this globalized threat is forcing American companies and the American government to move beyond rhetoric and rethink their supposed independent roles. By connecting the dots of the world marketplace, Goldberg looks at specific actions that both the US government and US companies can take to meet this threat head on.

Who Won the US Election: Obama, Romney, or Globalization?

If there is one thing everyone can agree on it's that the US is a very different place today than it was 16 years ago when Bill Clinton first started to talk about America in a globalized world. Edward Goldberg looks at the difficult marriage between America and globalization and how it not only has changed our economy but has radically changed our politics. The Democratic Party has its roots in building a safety net for American workers, but what type of safety net has it built for workers whose jobs have gone offshore or have been automated? Meanwhile, the Republican Party has now been partially taken over by what one could call the refugees of globalization.

As an internationally recognized expert on globalization and its effect on culture, politics, and markets, Edward Goldberg shows his audience how globalization has affected America and takes a look at America's significant advantages moving forward in a globalized world.

The Death of Foreign Policy

Foreign policy no longer exists. Globalization has merged foreign & domestic policy, making them one and the same.

There are few domestic initiatives on the agenda - whether they are education, healthcare, taxation, or budgetary issues - that do not pertain in large part to globalization. The overriding foreign policy/defense issue facing the United States today is not terrorism nor the Middle East, but the re-industrialization of America. Speaker Edward Goldberg explores how America needs to change in order to prosper and lead in the age of globalization. In this provocative discussion, he asks whether America is trying to lead in the era of globalization with the outdated political and institutional structure established to fight the threat of communism.

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