The world on fire: A conversation with Professor Stephen Kotkin

Wednesday, 5 October | 14:00-15:15 BST | 15:00-16:15 CET

Virtual via Zoom

We are delighted to invite you to join us as Stanford Professor, Stephen Kotkin discusses the current major geopolitical issues, providing insights into the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, how it might evolve, how it may impact the US-China rivalry and what are wider implications for the Asian region. 

The conversation will be joined by Takehito Yamamoto, our Senior Director, Industry Research Department at Mizuho, who will present the short-term forecast of the global and Asian economy and discuss the economic impacts of a ”decoupling world”.

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There will be an opportunity submit questions during the event. We also welcome any questions before the event, which can be sent to the following email addresses:  [email protected] or [email protected].


Professor Stephen Kotkin | Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Scholar

Professor Kotkin has been called “one of the nation’s most compelling observers of foreign affairs.” He is the Kleinheinz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs, both at Stanford University, as well as the Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. He founded and co-edited a book series on Northeast Asia, directed Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Studies, served as the business book reviewer for the New York Times Sunday Business section, and is currently working on his next book, “Stalin: Totalitarian Superpower, 1941-1990s”. Please click here to view one of his recent seminars.


Takehito Yamamoto | Senior Director Industry Research Department, Mizuho Economist

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University (Japan), and completed the Master of Economics in Fern Universität in Hagen (Germany). In 2006, he joined Mizuho Corporate Bank (currently Mizuho Bank). After working in the Global Trade Finance Division (Tokyo and London) and the Industry Research Department, he has been in the Research Department of Mizuho Research Institute (currently Mizuho Research & Technologies) since 2019. He has been in his current position since 2022.

Start Date:
October 5, 2022
End Date:
October 5, 2022
Virtual event via Zoom
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