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Geopolitical Strategist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State
John Sitilides serves organisations who have a continual demand for high-stakes geopolitical intelligence and insights.
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What John Sitilides's clients say
"John Sitilides gave our keynote talk on geo-political risks at the GAIM Ops Cayman event in April 2017, a 500+ person event for COO/CCO/CFOs in the alternative investment industry. I've been working in conferences for 5 years and I can honestly say it was one of the best talks I've seen. John provided fascinating insights on geo-political issues including Russia, China, the Middle East, North Korea and Europe, using simple t! echniques like turning maps on their side to really bring a new perspective to understanding the issues and appreciating their significance on a whole new level. Mixed with cutting edge and up-to-date knowledge of the topics and latest political developments, and the fact John is an excellent and engaging speaker, made for a fascinating presentation. Our audience loved it. The room was packed and it's been rated as a favorite session by many of the attendees. John is top of my list for any geo-political analysis in the future."
"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."
"I thought your presentation at GAIM Ops London was brilliant. As an enthusiastic observer of world events, I found your presentation to be the most concisely informative and interesting presentation I have probably ever heard on the world's current and future trouble zones."
"Great knowledge and insight demonstrated accompanied with equally great graphics. I appreciate his honesty about what’s going in the world that you just don’t hear anywhere else. Thank you!"
"Great presentation. News is not always something we want to hear but need to hear. Very knowledgeable speaker."
"His historical knowledge was very insightful. He brought so much of what is going on on the world stage into focus."
"It was the best presentation of the forum. It is an area we don't discuss much in the credit union space, but the impact is pervasive across the economy and strategic direction for the credit union industry."
"Very Impressive presentation, well thought out, very wonderfully illustrated with great graphics, maps, details."
"Very interesting and a great perspective on world events and the economy."
John Sitilides's 2023 biography
John Sitilides is Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC in Washington, D.C., specializing in U.S. government relations, geopolitical risk, and international affairs. Delivering exclusive geopolitical risk reports, webcasts, and related products and services to institutional capital market and retail clients, he is a professional speaker at corporate, investor, and industry conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences, on geopolitical risk management and the business impacts of international security policies. He explores the complex geopolitical and geo-economic decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and worldwide, helping corporate executives, investment managers and civic audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate risk.
His domestic client portfolio includes industry leaders in real estate development, home construction and agribusiness, along with aviation and emerging technology companies, with a specialization in environmental regulatory reform and private property rights protection. He launched his career as a communications and legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and on a series of successful political campaigns.
Under a U.S. government contract since 2006, Sitilides is the Southern Europe Regional Coordinator at the Foreign Service Institute, the State Department’s professional development and diplomacy academy for American foreign policy professionals. He was Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011, following seven years as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute specializing in U.S., NATO and EU interests in southeastern Europe and the Middle East, until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
He has testified before Congress and is a frequent national security commentator on U.S. and international media such as Bloomberg News, CNN, FOX News, and CNN International. He is also interviewed on Chinese, Russian, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Israeli, and Arab television as well as having been interviewed and cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Politico, National Public Radio, Euromoney, Asia Times, Institutional Investor, South China Morning Post and other leading print and digital media.
Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo, Inc, a VR360 media technology company, and on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of leadership 100, a national Orthodox Christian foundation. He served on the Board of Directors of Biovest, developing personalized cancer immunotherapies; the Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities, a global humanitarian organization; and the Board of Governors of the Advanced Imaging Society, promoting the global motion picture industry’s arts and technologies.
He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Former Senate Aides. Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University.
Amid the most complex international landscape since of the end of the Cold War, He just delivered the keynote at Citi’s Energy Executive Summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on “Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Competition,”.
He use open-source intelligence to simplify multi-faceted foreign policy and international security concerns and developments, to deliver the most important knowledge and insights to help your leadership audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate geopolitical risk in today’s global disrupted economic and financial landscape.
He lives in McLean, VA with his wife, who is an attorney and businesswoman, and their four teenage sons.
John Sitilides's 2023 talks & topics
Worldview 2030: Geopolitical risk and global strategies in the decade ahead
A deep examination of the strategic disengagement of the U.S. and Chinese economies, especially the increasing shift of global supply chains out of China, as well as the escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran that can suddenly disrupt equity markets and world energy supplies.
This presentation includes up-to-the-minute geopolitical intelligence into the launch of “phase two” U.S.-China trade talks, with focus on:
- Global 5G technology competition
- The widening scope of multiple Middle Eastern conflicts and energy rivalries
- More nuclear weapon threats from North Korea against Japan, South Korea and North America
- European post-Brexit strategies for Germany’s slowing economy, Russian political disruption, and African mass migration
- – The emergence of India on the Asian and global industrial stage
- Social and political turmoil throughout Latin America
- The potential transformation of many African economies into the world’s next factory floor
This speech can be customized to incorporate powerful insights into how these multiple global developments impact – and will be impacted by – the U.S. presidential campaigns through the end of the year- including updated insights into Electoral College strategies, more detailed understanding of accurate election forecasting, and potential outcomes for international relations beginning 2021 with President Trump’s re-election or a Democratic victory.
American identity on the global stage
America plays a significant yet complex role in the world, one that is often misunderstood by America’s citizens, allies and adversaries.
The origins of the American character date back to the selfless individualism of our Founding Fathers and later pioneers, who laid the foundation for what it means today to be an American. Such selfless individualism, reinforced by a legacy of immigrants who left behind the familiarity of the old world for an unfamiliar new world, is at the root of the American strategy to advance the common good.
America is positioned to remain the single most influential country in the world for the next several decades; sustaining that leadership role in the international arena requires a unified American culture dedicated to such a noble purpose, as well the economic prosperity needed to sustain the necessary diplomatic and military resources.
Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Competition
Simplifies these complex geopolitical risk trends, developments, and the endless cascade of news and information that often overwhelms corporate planning and investment management, to concisely deliver the most valuable knowledge and information to audiences across the industrial, financial, technological, and commercial event spectrum.
I also continue to serve as Southern Europe Regional Coordinator under contract to the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, the diplomacy academy for American foreign policy professionals where I organize and direct professional development training programs since 2006.
Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Competition
Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Rivalry
The Big Picture: A Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Outlook
China, Russia, and America: Geopolitics & Geo-Economics in the Decade Ahead
John Sitilides's 2023 speaking fees
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