Seminar - 07232019

Speaker photoGeopolitics and Energy

July 23, 2019
ME Auditorium

Mr. Peter Zeihan

Geopolitical Strategist and Global Energy Expert



The age of petroleum is not over. Not even close. Not due to policy. Not due to ideology. And certainly not to technology. But that doesn't mean the age of a global oil market is long for this world. Some 80% of the oil consumed on Earth is internationally traded, and nearly all that trade is only possible because of a specific U.S. policy carried out by the U.S. Navy.

Policy changes. Policy has changed. And so has the Navy.

What's emerging from those changes is a new, more brutal global environment and a new, more brutal American Navy that will be used in new, more brutal ways.


Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future.

Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the U.S. State Department in Australia, the Washington, D.C. think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm—Zeihan on Geopolitics—in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.

With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

Peter is a critically-acclaimed author whose first two books—The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower—have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria and Ian Bremmer. His forthcoming third title, Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World will be available late-2019.



Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum
Naval Postgraduate School 
Principal, Energy Academic Group
Monterey CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2387
Mobile: 831-324-3228

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