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Speaking Engagements

NRCI´s founder and managing partner, Arne Elias Corneliussen, provides eye-opening, inspiring and informative keynote addresses, conference speaking, after dinner speaking, public speaking, motivational speaking and workshops. He also provides conference hosting and moderator roles at conferences and corporate events.

Arne´s keynote performances leave audiences inspired and engaged with new insights into global affairs and the most pressing issues facing world leaders, corporations, financial institutions and organizations in our world today. Arne is a global thinker and an avid reader. His growth mindset drives his broad range of interests in global affairs, international business, history, arts, architecture, local societies, cultures and urban planning. Travelling around the world throughout his life and often on long overland expeditions makes Arne uniquely positioned to reflect on developments across and at the intersection of a range of geographies and disciplines.

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Key Speaking Topics

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• Brexit, Yellow Vests and the Rise of Political Populism across Europe

• Geopolitical Risks and Strategic Outlook in the World

• Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East – Risk Outlook and Forecast

• How to Assess Risks in a Country or Region

• One Belt One Road – Overland Expedition from Shanghai to Istanbul

• Other Speaking Topics, Conference Hosting, Moderator Roles and Workshops

• Rise of Asia

• Sub-Saharan Africa – Political and Economic Developments

• Understanding China

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About Arne Elias Corneliussen

Founder and Managing Partner
NRCI

Originally from Oslo, Mr. Corneliussen received his bachelor of arts in political science from Wittenberg University in Ohio in 1998. He studied at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Egypt in 1996. He then returned to the US where he mapped Islamic terrorist movements from Morocco to the Philippines at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C in 1998. He lived in Santiago, Chile in 1999 where he examined South America´s political situation, economic development, drug cartels in Colombia and strategic relations between South America, North America and Europe. During the late 1990s he attended a range of conferences in Washington, D.C., New York City, London and Cairo. He completed a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in New York in 2000.

He worked as an officer for the Norwegian Armed Forces during NATO’s operation in Kosovo from 2001 until 2002. Since 2002 he held different roles in the corporate sector in Norway including sales, international business development and recruitment services. Mr. Corneliussen travelled to more than 110 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America and Europe. He brings a unique combination of an intrepid practitioner, insightful academic and dynamic business acumen. Mr. Corneliussen manages NRCI with a life-long perspective to become a global geopolitical risk consultancy trusted and respected by clients, partners and local contacts worldwide. Mr. Corneliussen is a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society in London and he regularly talks at events, conferences and universities around the world. In February 2019 he gave a presentation at St Antony´s College at Oxford University about his overland expeditions across western, southern and eastern Africa.

Mr. Corneliussen also serves as the conference director for Norwegian Risk Forum – NRCI’s annual international conference in Oslo focusing on geopolitical risks and international business opportunities. Mr. Corneliussen’s strategic and systematic approach to define topics for each Norwegian Risk Forum involves field insights from his fact-finding expeditions; conversations with NRCI’s global advisory board members and leading analysts worldwide; and observing national policymaking and regional growth trends in emerging markets. During his fact-finding expeditions he developed relations with world-leading scholars and analysts whom he also invited to Norwegian Risk Forum usually the following year as speakers. During Norwegian Risk Forum Mr. Corneliussen serves as conference host, speaker and moderator during panel debates and he provides opening and closing remarks. Mr. Corneliussen is also the director of geopolitical analysis in NRCI and responsible for recruiting, training and following up our team of analysts. He remains in regular contact with a wide range of contacts, partners and analysts around the world. He also developed a wide range of partnerships with organizations, think tanks and other institutions.