The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide rangeof distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world’s debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.
David F. Gordon is Eurasia Group’s head of research and director of global macro analysis. He is a member of the firm’s management committee, and is based in Washington, DC. Before joining Eurasia Group, David spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes. From June 2007 to January 2009, he served as the director of policy planning under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. David played a leading role in developing policy ideas on issues ranging from Afghanistan and Pakistan to US engagement in East Asia to the multilateral response to the international financial crisis. He also led the department’s strategic policy dialogues with more than 20 countries around the globe. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and undertook graduate studies in both political science and economics at the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD in 1981.