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"Taking Stock of the Brexit Shock" with Professor Paul Bracken

Thursday, Sep 22 2016 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm EDT

50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States

Join Yale School of Management Professor Paul Bracken, Yale Club of NYC members, and SOM alumni for an examination of Brexit and its potential impact on the future politics and economics of advanced capitalist nations. Professor Bracken will discuss the political and economic organization of Europe, from the nation state to the supranational level, including the subnational level of business, cross border value chains, and commercial law. He will also explore how different interest groups, such as businesses, bureaucrats, and foreign powers, attempt to steer the political debate about Europe. A short reception will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm.


  • Paul Bracken

    Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science

    Professor Bracken is a leading expert in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense. His research and teaching focus on helping senior management deal with changing business environments and intense uncertainty. Bracken is consistently rated as one of the top executive education teachers in the world, bringing together practical as well as academic perspectives. He is a consultant to private equity funds, accounting, and insurance companies as well as several arms of the U.S. Government. Professor Bracken designed the new Yale MBA core course on Problem Framing, which has received global recognition and has been copied at other universities. The course focuses on the higher thinking skills used by leading multinational corporations, government departments, the military, consulting, and finance companies. Unique features of Problem Framing include the scenario design studio, red teaming, and alternative futures techniques. Bracken also teaches Managing Global Organizations, which examines the multinational corporation's strategy; and Strategy, Technology, and War, a signature Yale course drawing nearly 300 students from Yale College, the professional schools, and virtually all parts of the university. Professor Bracken often leads business war games for companies facing complex new problems. He has led games on the future of European asset management, U.S. financial services re-regulation, and strategies of technological competition with China. He also leads one-day in-house corporate think tanks for in-depth analysis of particular challenges. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he serves on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, and co-chairs the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Naval War College and the Naval Postgraduate School. Before joining the Yale faculty, Professor Bracken was on the senior staff of the Hudson Institute for ten years, where he led the management consulting arm of the Institute. Bracken grew up in Philadelphia, and he enjoys golf and ham radio.