The 2016 Fletcher Conference on Managing Political Risk will bring together business professionals, academics, and graduate students focused on international relations and business to consider the risks and opportunities that companies, investors, and organizations face today. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy  in Medford, Massachusetts will host the third annual conference on March 5, 2016.

In today's volatile political and economic landscape, risk mitigation tools are essential for globally focused firms. Effective business strategy relies on a nuanced understanding of how factors such as governmental policy and regulations, elections and coups, protests and violent conflict, bribery and corruption, local politics and stakeholder sentiment, as well as broad geopolitical and market shifts pose risks (or opportunities) to an enterprise.

Political risk analysis and management lies at the intersection of economics, politics, security, conflict resolution, law, energy, business and finance. The Fletcher School, the nation's first graduate institute of international affairs, specializes in each of these fields and is thus the ideal platform for a discussion on managing political risk.