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An intimate, confidential gathering of influencers in a private dialogue about risks and opportunities in a rapidly changing global landscape.

12 OCTOBER 2022

NEW YORK CITY

THE METROPOLITAN CLUB

"I rarely sit still for a day at conferences. However, your event was really well done. I was delighted to be in attendance. It was high-content, focused on ideas, and featured your network and intellectual capital in a great light."
- Head of Global M&A, Top 5 Investment Bank

2022 GFR Chairs

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.)

White House National Security Advisor, 2017-18

H. R. McMaster was the 26th White House National Security Advisor, a position he held from 2017-18. He served as a commissioned officer in the US Army for 34 years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018. During his military career, McMaster was decorated for his actions and roles in the First Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was named to Time’s list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and was lauded as “the 21st century Army’s pre-eminent warrior-thinker,” and to Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list in 2017.

Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison

US Permanent Representative to NATO, 2017-21; US Senator from Texas, 1993-2013

Kay Bailey Hutchison served as US Permanent Representative to NATO from 2017-21, and from 1993-2013, she represented Texas in the U.S. Senate. As a senator, she chaired the Republican Policy Committee (the fourth-highest leadership position), was ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and chair of the military construction subcommittee on the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Dallas City Council named the city’s convention center in her honor in 2013.

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Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

US Representative from Florida, 1989-2019; Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 2011-13 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen served for almost three decades as a member of Congress representing diverse areas in South Florida. She was the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was a member of the CIA Subcommittee and the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee. She is currently a Senior Advisor at Akin Gump.

Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.)

Former Director of CIA and NSA 

Gen. Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who is the only person to have served as director of both the CIA and NSA. Gen. Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. He also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

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Barry Sternlicht

Founder of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Starwood Capital Group

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a leading diversified finance company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of single-family homes in the United States. 

 

2022 Flashpoints

Global Flashpoints Roundtable

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Thinking the Unthinkable:
Great Power War in this Decade?

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Doing Business in Xi’s China:
How Far Will He Go?

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Global Economic Outlook:
Bullish or Bearish?

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Geopolitical Disruption
of Energy Markets

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US as a Geopolitical Risk:
Domestic Instability and Social Unrest

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Decarbonize Now:
Climate’s Impact on Business

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Semiconductors and Supply Chains

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Disrupting the Future:
Blockchain and Digital Assets

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“The Great Bewilderment”:
Group-Think and Tribalism

 
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The Venue

The Metropolitan Club
One East Sixtieth Street, New York City

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2022 Partners

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