George Friedman is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures and an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs. Friedman is a New York Times bestselling author and his most popular book, The Next 100 Years (2009) is kept alive by the prescience of its geopolitical predictions as they unfold in many countries. Other of Friedman’s best-selling books include Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, The Next Decade, America’s Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. His books have been translated into over 20 languages. Friedman’s expertise and insight into international affairs make him a popular keynote speaker and he is in high demand at conferences, corporate and industry-specific events. He has briefed numerous military and government organizations in the United States and overseas and appears regularly as an expert on international affairs, foreign policy and intelligence in major media.For almost twenty years before resigning in May 2015, Friedman was CEO then Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996. Friedman received his bachelor’s degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. He lives in Austin, Texas.