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Dr Dan Steinbock is an recognized expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the leading advanced and large emerging economies. 


He is a Senior ASLA-Fulbright Scholar (New York University and Columbia Business School).

"In the past, the West drove the global economic prospects. Today, that role belongs to the Global South. Either the future is shared, or it won’t be." Dr Dan Steinbock

Columns in 270+ Major Media Outlets
Investment Summits Worldwide

Dr. Steinbock has participated in major investment summits across the world, including those by APAC Investments (MarcusEvans), along with Nobel-Prize awarded Paul Krugman, leading global macroeconomist Nouriel Roubini, risk specialist Nassim N. Taleb, and investor oracle Mark Mobius.

Leading Chinese Think-Tank SIIS

Dr Steinbock has lectured at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) since 2005. He has the highest regard for the prestigious think-tank that advises the Chinese central government and the city of Shanghai. In the photo: SIIS President Chen Dongxiao and SIIS Chairman Jiemian Yang, with visitor Fareed Zakaria, the author of 'The Post-American World.'

Dr Jagdish N. Sheth the founder of China America Institute (ICA) and India's Prime Minister Modi. Dr Steinbock served a decade as ICA's head of research in international business.

"Corona, China and the World: Missed Opportunities, New Beginnings," Bruno Kreisky Forum, Austria. Dr Steinbock in conversation with Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl.

Dr Steinbock's dear friend, the late Martti Ahtisaari (1937-2023), the 10th president of Finland, a UN diplomat and mediator, with the eighth secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon of the UN.

Expert of the Multipolar World.

Dr Steinbock is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world. He has senior affiliations at India China and America Institute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and EU Center (Singapore). As a Fulbright scholar, he has cooperated with Stern School of Business (NYU), Columbia School of Business, Harvard Business School. He has served on many media advisory boards (Fortune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, McKinsey, 1to1 Media).

Roubini Global/EconoMonitor

Among other major media outlets, Dr Steinbock's commentaries are regularly published in Prof Nouriel Roubini's EconoMonitor, a leading global economic hub. Prof Roubini was one of the few who foresaw the coming of the 2008 crisis.

No Equality Without Gender Equality

"There is no real equality without full gender equality," Dr Steinbock says. He grew up in Finland whose national assembly became the first parliament worldwide to embrace full gender equality in 1906 - a decade before its national independence.

Global ICT Competition

Dr Steinbock has released several books and numerous reports about global information and communication technology competition.

American Foreign Policy Interests.

Dr Steinbock has analyzed issues of international affairs in the American Foreign Policy Interests, which is edited by Dr. George Schwab. It is the journal of the prestigious National Committee on American Foreign Policy whose chairman is Paul Volcker, former chair of the Fed. NCAFP was founded by Dr. Hans Morgenthau, the pioneer of realism in international politics.

The Economist: Search for Growth

Dr Steinbock's interview and comments on global growth prospects amid monetary easing and quantitative easing in the West.

After a 1973 meeting with Yael Dayan, the peace activist and future politician, Dr Steinbock has supported the "Peace Now" movement and joined the anti-settlement protests already in 1974. A few years later, he met the novelist Amos Oz, the co-founder of the peace movement, whose book on the Israeli divides he translated. "My fear," he felt at the time, "was that the occupation would endanger the lives of Israeli Jews and Arabs, the Palestinians, the region and the world at large."

September 11, 2001

When the 110-story Twin Towers collapsed, I ran out from my apartment on East 44th Street, near the UN, to donate blood at a hospital... But it wasn't the first terrorist attack I witnessed; those began in the early '70s... After 9/11, we Newyorkers prayed for peace. What followed was two decades of misguided post-9/11 wars... Missed opportunities worth of $8 trillion, which virtually ensured the new Cold Wars. War breeds war; peace ensures peace... Hence, my dedication to peace...

The Contrarian But Valid Projections of 2008/9

Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Fall 2008. It was in this SIIS Conference that Dr Steinbock made the prediction that US unemployment would not decrease to its pre-crisis level until the mid-2010s. While highly controversial at the time, it proved valid.

Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi, Holocaust witnesses of the 20th century. He got to know Wiesel in New York City soon after the latter got his Nobel Peace Price in 1986. Levi said Dr Steinbock was the first to understand his work as a a refraction of Kafka. Wiesel's "Nuit" and Levi's "Se questo e un uomo" left an indelible impact on Dr Steinbock's thinking: "The Judeocide is the dark side of progress. Along with colonial genocides, it casts a long shadow over the West's history."

The New York Experience

As Senior Fulbright scholar, Dr Steinbock was affiliated with Stern School of Business of New York University and Columbia Graduate School of Business, two leading global academic organizations. He continues to lecture in the NYU's Global EMBA program and remains affiliate in Columbia.

Here's our bottom line: Without peace, there can be no stability. Without stability, there can be no development. Without development, there can be no sustainability - and no future.

Dr. Steinbock (
bio) is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world and the founder of Difference Group Ltd. 

His comments are published in major media outlets around the world. 
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