John Sitilides is a Global Risk Analyst, a Washington DC government relations and international affairs specialist and speaker. Since 2006, he has been US State Department consultant advising on diplomacy issues in European and Middle Eastern diplomacy issues and affairs. John is also a former Chairman of a prestigious Washington DC international affairs institute.
He is frequently interviewed by US and international media such as CNN, FOX, OANN, China Global TV, RT America, i24News and Alhurra TV on global issues, national politics and Congressional affairs.
Recently John presented a TED Talk event on "American Identity on the Global Stage,". He also delivered recent keynote talks on "The Trump Presidency: Global Risks, Geopolitical Strategy and American Leadership 2020" at five major events including GAIM Ops Hedge Fund Compliance in London, the Midwest Small Business Alliance in Chicago, SuperReturn U.S. East Conference in Boston, the Global Future of Retirement Conference in New York, and the RiskMinds Americas Conference in Miami.
As a speaker, John is informative, provides value and engaging and talks about real-time strategic global issues and geopolitical risk concerns under the Trump Administration, challenging the traditional analyst and media consensus on global leaders, their decision-making processes, and the long-term political and economic ambitions and objectives that ultimately shape the international security agenda.
His visual storytelling is delivered without any notes, communicating directly with the audience against the backdrop of a visually compelling slide deck of maps, graphs and charts and zero text or bullet points.
"The thoughtful, comprehensive, understandable and practical view you brought to the complex problems and issues revolving around geopolitics truly enlightened and engaged the audience at P&I’s Global Future of Retirement conference. Setting the tone on the second day of the event kept people talking, and your presentation was referred to numerous times by other speakers throughout the day." - Michael Ocrant, Director of Conference Programming, Pensions & Investments Inc.