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Tufts Daily: Fletcher Political Risk Conference Tackles Technology’s Global Ramifications

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The Fletcher Political Risk Group (FPRG), a student group at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, hosted its annual political risk conference, entitled “New Frontiers: Emerging Technologies and Political Risk,” on March 2. The conference is the only one of its kind in North America, according to co-chair Zoltán Fehér, a diplomat from Hungary and a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Fletcher.

Fehér said FPRG wanted to pick a specific and timely theme for the conference and ultimately decided on technology. He said conference speakers would address both how rogue actors use technology for dangerous activities and how corporations are using technology in a beneficial way to reduce risks.

“Political risk is a booming field. It looks like every company in bordering industries wants to get involved in political risk,” Fehér said. “The industry itself is increasingly looking at this conference as an industry forum.”

Read the full recap of the Fletcher Political Risk Conference in the Tufts Daily

Core to the work of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, the “Turn?” Series of conference examine regions of the world at a point of inflection. From Africa to Turkey to Greece in the past few years, these events bring together leaders from business, politics, and academia for timely discussions, exploring implications for the world at large and the region on the cusp of “turning.”

Originally presented at the Center for Digital Transformation at The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California Irvine’s “Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age” conference, which was hosted on March 24, 2016.

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