Editor of award-winning Foreign Policy magazine , member of TIME Magazine’s International Economic Board, frequent Davos World Economic Forum speaker, Business School Dean, MIT PhD and World Bank Executive Director, Moisés Naím examines abstract trends and, with a storyteller’s deft gift, translates them into practical knowledge. Offering insights on how financial crashes on one continent rock countries oceans away; how new standards of human rights developed in Europe transform politics in Latin America or Asia; or how corruption becomes a political lightning rod simultaneously around the world, Dr. Naím analyzes current challenges and opportunities for businesses around the world.
Sought-After Insights on International Economics & Global Politics
Moisés Naím has written extensively on international economics and global politics, economic development and the unintended consequences of globalization. He is the chief international columnist for El Pais, Spain's largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide, appearing in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs, to name a few. He is a frequent speaker at major international conferences, including, since 1990, as a featured speaker in the "Davos" annual meetings of the World Economic Forum.
Read his timely article addressing the European Financial Crisis: "What Latin-America Can Teach Europe."
Experienced Practitioner at the Highest Levels of Business and Government
As Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry in the 1990s, Moisés Naím played a key role in launching major market–oriented economic reforms. He was also an Executive Director at the World Bank and an advisor to governments and major corporations. As a former business school Dean, he has a unique appreciation of the kind of knowledge that is more useful to business executives. Dr. Naím has written extensively on the surprises of globalization: the unintended effects of a world tightly connected by technology, markets, information, crime, altruism and political and religious passions. He is also a frequent commentator in nationally syndicated radio and TV shows.
He has authored or edited numerous books and his bestseller, Illicit: How Smugglers Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, was published in 18 languages and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best books of the year. A National Geographic/PBS documentary film based on Illicit won a 2009 Emmy award.
For more information on Dr. Naím, visit www.moisesnaim.com.