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Geopolitical Update with Former US Ambassador: John Emerson

Jan 11, 2023 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Join us for an intimate and insightful conversation with John Emerson, former United States ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Vice Chairman of Capital Group International, as he touches on the current and future geo-political landscape with Jane Leung, CFA, Head of Investment Solutions and President at SVB Investment Services Inc.

It is hard to turn on the T.V., pick up the newspaper, or look at social media without seeing something about Russia, Ukraine, tensions in Asia, sanctions, gas, oil, inflation, and more. Amidst the noise and much misinformation, it is hard to know how the Russian invasion of Ukraine will continue to impact the world, or how the tension between Taiwan and China will affect the globe. And, the US will have just completed mid-term elections so the conversation will include sifting through possible implications of those results along with world events and the ensuing repercussions to our financial markets and more.

John Emerson, Vice Chairman, Capital Group International, Inc. | John Emerson works in global distribution as vice chairman of Capital Group International, Inc. He has 20 years of industry experience, all with Capital Group. He most recently served as the United States ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2015, Mr. Emerson was awarded the State Department’s Susan M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career ambassador, and in 2017 he was awarded the CIA Medal and the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Public Service award.

Prior to accepting the ambassadorial posting, Mr. Emerson was president of Capital Group Private Client Services. Before joining Capital, he was deputy assistant to President Clinton where he coordinated his economic conferences, served as the president’s liaison to the nation’s governors, and led the administration’s efforts to obtain congressional approval of the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement and the extension of China’s MFN trading status. Additionally, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Before working in the Clinton White House, John served as Los Angeles Chief Deputy City Attorney, and was a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg, and Phillips. Mr. Emerson holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Hamilton College, a juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Hamilton College.

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