Willis Sparks

Willis Sparks is the director of global macro at Eurasia Group, where he focuses on top global political risks as well as US politics and elections. He also works directly with Eurasia Group’s president on a variety of macro-political risk projects. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Mr. Sparks worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. He speaks regularly on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences in the United States and abroad, and he has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, the CBS Evening News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox, Yahoo, BNN, and other networks. Mr. Sparks holds a degree from the Juilliard School, two bachelor’s degrees from Brown University, a master’s degree in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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Progress Interrupted by Populism

Scarcely any attendees at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference thought that the populist tide had peaked and would start subsiding. Panelists Neil Howe, Michala Marcussen, CFA, and Willis Sparks discussed what it meant for global economies. Read More