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Patterson School conversation to feature UK alum and bestselling author Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan
New York Times bestselling author and Patterson School alumnus Peter Zeihan. Courtesy of

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce will welcome New York Times bestselling author and Patterson School alumnus Peter Zeihan on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The public is invited to join Zeihan for a discussion of his recent New York Times bestseller “The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.”

“I hope participants will come away with an appreciation of the potential impact of a current trend away from globalization,” said Kathleen Montgomery, Ph.D., director of the UK Patterson School.

Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, author and highly sought-after public speaker, renowned for his unique and insightful perspectives on global affairs. He has been featured in, and cited by, numerous newspapers and broadcasts including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, AP, Bloomberg, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, Fox News and MarketWatch.

With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

His analyses delve into the significant geopolitical trends and emerging dynamics that impact countries and regions worldwide. By examining the strategic advantages of nations, resource allocation, trade patterns and the consequences of shifting power dynamics, Zeihan provides a comprehensive understanding of global affairs.

In partnership with UK HealthCare, the public is invited to join the free conversation with Peter Zeihan 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

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