About this masterclass
The repercussions of diminishing US leadership and rising new non-state actors
Frameworks for thinking about optimism, technology and a new social contract.
Key geo-political trends in 2024 to look out for
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Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz
Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor and author in global risk and future trends based at NYU’s MA International Relations Program, leading the annual global risk prediction project with Wikistrat, the world’s first geopolitical crowdsourced consultancy; she is a risk expert on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Complex Risk and speaks to audiences globally on her research. She has written a trilogy of books including seven-time award-winning bestseller Future World Order (2020) plus sequels Global Spring (2024) and 10 Shock Events By 2030 (2024). She also created ten-time award-winning VR/AR political comic book The Global Kid (2021) with edtech partner Musemio, drew the seven-time award-winning original (2016) and is working on Evolution (2024) – a comic book about global extremism partly created by generative AI. Dr Aziz has donated a % of all of her book and comic profits to important causes, including vaccine equality via the WHO, Pakistani flood relief via The Citizens Foundation and the Abid Aziz Fund for Syrian refugee youth via charity Peace & Sport. She is a global citizen with strong Pakistani Muslim roots who grew up in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the US, studying at Brown (BA), Columbia (MA) and the London School of Economics (MSc, PhD). You can connect with her on her LinkedIn.