John Hulsman covers global geopolitics and organizes “war games” and “President’s briefings” for Macrogeo. He is the President and Co-Founder of John C. Hulsman Enterprises (www.john-hulsman.com), a global political risk consulting firm, specialising in assessing the game-changing foreign policy events confronting the United States, Europe, Asia, Emerging Markets and the Middle East.
Prior to this, John was a Senior Research Fellow at The Hague Centre of Strategic Studies, and served as the first Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. For a number of years, he was also a contributing editor at National Interest, where his articles on foreign policy appeared regularly. Earlier, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, responsible for geopolitics, the study of terrorism and American foreign policy and a Fellow in US Foreign Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), two of the largest and most important think tanks working with the government, helping to craft America’s foreign policy. Hulsman’s work was recognized across the Washington spectrum as he was made a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations at 35, the youngest age at which one can be granted that high honour.
John Hulsman is the recent author of three best-selling books that centre on international relations: Ethical Realism: “A Vision For America’s Role In The World”, was published by Pantheon Press in September 2006; “The Godfather Doctrine: A Foreign Policy Parable”, was published in March 2009 by Princeton University Press. John’s most recent book, a hybrid international relations/historical biography of T.E. Lawrence, “To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia From Damascus to Baghdad”, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2009. Hulsman has almost completed work on his next major book project for Princeton University Press, “Drake’s Prayer: A History of Political Risk”, looking at political risk through the ages. John is the Senior Columnist for City AM, the newspaper of the city of London. He holds a PhD in International Relations from St. Andrews University in Scotland and an M.A. (Hons) Degree in History with International Relations from St. Andrews.