Jacob Logan Shapiro is a geopolitical analyst who explains and predicts global trends. He is the Director of Analysis for Geopolitical Futures (GPF), a position he has held since GPF’s founding in 2015. At GPF, he oversees a team of analysts, the company’s forecasting process and the day-to-day analysis of important geopolitical developments.
Prior to working at GPF, Shapiro worked at Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm founded by George Friedman in 1996. He joined GPF after Friedman left Stratfor in May 2015 to help found a new company dedicated to publishing excellent analysis and accurate forecasts based on the geopolitical method Friedman pioneered.
Shapiro is a regular speaker at international conferences and has appeared both in print and on television as an expert on international affairs. He holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University, where he won an award for his dissertation on the link between philosophy and mysticism in 20th century Jewish thought. Shapiro also holds a BA from Cornell University in Near Eastern Studies. Based in Austin, Shapiro splits his time between living in Texas and traveling the world.
The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Sapiro will speak and take questions from the audience from Noon to 1 PM. The price for the luncheon is $35 for members, $45 for non-members and $27 for full-time students and military personnel in uniform. There is a 15% discount for early registration that ends at noon Monday 16 October