Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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A trusted senior international statesman and leader, Anders Fogh Rasmussen offers actionable solutions to global challenges and identifies opportunities for successful cooperation across borders and industries.
Having been at the center of European and global affairs for three decades, Anders Fogh Rasmussen provides audiences with a new perspective from which to consider our increasingly complex world. During his tenure as Secretary General of NATO, Rasmussen was key to the most important international relationship in the world—the partnership of the United States and Europe. He explores how transatlantic partnerships can help improve the quality of life for citizens and create a globalized market in which businesses can thrive. Rasmussen’s unmatched leadership and insight will help audiences grasp opportunities in a climate that is ever changing and difficult to predict. He places these opportunities at the intersection of multinational business, security and stability, economic growth, innovation, and governance.
In addition to his time at NATO, Rasmussen served as Prime Minister of Denmark, Danish Minister of Economic Affairs, and a leading Danish parliamentarian. In his latest book, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom (September 2016), he argues that Western democracies with the steadfast leadership of the United States must stand up to authoritarianism around the world.
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen's Speech Topics
The Art of Leadership and Negotiation
Drawing on his three decades at the center of European and global affairs, Anders Fogh Rasmussen shares his extensive experience leading international organizations and driving change. In his tenure as Secretary General of NATO, he transformed it into a fitter, faster, and more flexible organization. Audiences will receive unmatched practical insights that will help prepare them for future challenges. Rasmussen’s approach to negotiations includes three specific rules that can be easily applied to any business deal:
- Active listening: Listen to your counterpart’s side and make them aware you’re listening
- Empathy: Get an understanding of where they are coming from and how they feel
- Create winners: All participants in a negotiation must be seen as winners
Technology: New Frontiers in the Battle for Global Leadership
As the United States and China vie for global influence, technology will be central to the balance of power. The rise of artificial intelligence will bring major geopolitical challenges that affect not only national security but also the foundations to the security of humanity. Drawing on his own experiences as Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen examines the influence of technology on geopolitics, and makes the case for more transatlantic cooperation to ensure that technological development is based on values and global norms. These include:
- A Technological Alliance of Democracies to set norms and standards and avoid a race to the bottom
- Stronger cooperation with the private sector and across the Atlantic to counter the challenge from autocracies
- Strengthening our defense by sharing more data, increasing investments in R&D and speeding up decision-making
American Foreign Policy: A Future of Risks and Opportunities
Drawing on his book The Will to Lead, Anders Fogh Rasmussen fiercely defends freedom and the importance of America’s global leadership, offering an astute analysis of current geopolitical events. From the Iranian nuclear deal, to the invasion of Ukraine, to the Arab Spring and turmoil in the Middle East, Rasmussen is forceful but even-handed in his sharp analysis of the decisions made by the U.S. government, comparing those of recent American leaders. Drawing on his own experiences as Prime Minister of Denmark and Secretary General of NATO, he examines President Trump’s potential to stabilize American politics and to restore reliable American leadership to the world stage in the coming years. Warning against American isolationism, he explores the geopolitical risks as well as the opportunities the Trump Administration will bring. Weaving together wisdom, history, and his personal experiences, this presentation will captivate audiences.
Brexit: The Future Relationship Between the UK, the EU, and the U.S.
An Increasingly Complex World: Populism and the Core of Truth
A Changing Geopolitical Landscape: Risks and Opportunities for Financial Institutions
What Other Organizations Say About Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The event went wonderfully. Thank you so much for recommending Mr. Rasmussen to us — he was charming, interesting, and funny! He was very friendly to everyone he met and he was very gracious with his time.University of Utah