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Dr. Balkan Devien

Dr. Balkan Devlen writes, speaks, and teaches about foreign policy, great power politics, authoritarian leaders, the geopolitics of NATO’s Eastern Flank – from the Baltics to the Black Sea, and the best ways of preparing for the future – anticipation, forecasting, and strategic foresight.  He is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Program at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and an expert forecaster and Senior Consultant for Good Judgment, a geopolitical forecasting company based in NY.  He published several academic articles and book chapters and his public commentary appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Inside Policy and other media outlets. I regularly contribute to CBC, CTV, Global News, and national radio shows.

He gives keynote speeches and facilitates workshops on geopolitical forecasting and strategic foresight for various organizations.  Previous clients include several government agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe – including the armed forces of NATO member states –  major financial institutions, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, and leading universities in the US, Canada, and Europe. Previously, he held faculty positions in Denmark, the US, and Turkey and taught graduate-level courses on Transatlantic security, geopolitical forecasting, strategic foresight, and global catastrophic and existential risks. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.