Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity with Condoleezza Rice and Amy B. Zegart

Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity with Condoleezza Rice and Amy B. Zegart

Friday, May 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom
251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095





From New York Times bestselling author Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy Zegart comes the definitive book to show businesses how to thrive in rapidly changing and unpredictable global markets. Companies that want a competitive edge need to manage the political risks generated by a widening array of political actors, from heads of state to local officials, from Twitter to terrorists, from activists to hackers . . . even shareholders. Based on Secretary Rice and Professor Zegart's most popular class at Stanford University, POLITICAL RISK is an invaluable study of risk management designed and scaled for multinational corporations or the next great start-up.



Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush's Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master's from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.


Amy B. Zegart

Amy Zegart is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University, where she co-directs the Center for International Security and Cooperation. She is also professor of political science, by courtesy, and a contributing editor to The Atlantic. Before coming to Stanford in 2011, Zegart served as professor of public policy at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and spent several years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Her research interests focus on U.S. intelligence challenges, cyber security, grand strategy, and American foreign policy. She has authored several books, including Flawed by Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC, which won the highest national dissertation award in political science, and Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11, which won the National Academy of Public Administration’s Brownlow Book Award. She is currently writing a book with Condoleezza Rice about how business leaders can manage political risk (Political Risk, Twelve Books, 2018) based on a course they have taught together for the past several years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Zegart was featured by the National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform. She served on the Clinton administration's National Security Council staff and as a foreign policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. She has also testified before Congress, provided training to the Marine Corps, and advised officials on intelligence and homeland security matters. Her commentary has been featured on national television and radio shows and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. A former Fulbright scholar, Zegart received an AB in East Asian studies magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Center for Global Management, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation