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Edward Goldberg

President of the Annisa Group

Edward Goldberg is a leading expert on globalization and how geo-economic and political events will shape our lives. He teaches various courses related to globalization, as well as international marketing and international trade, at Zicklin Graduate School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

He is also on the adjunct faculty of the New York University Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches courses on emerging markets. He has taught international trade and export as a member of the visiting faculty of University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. His USC Marshall School course, “Creating Success in the International Marketplace,” was featured on the New York Times Knowledge Network.

At Annisa Group, his consulting firm, Mr. Goldberg has worked on global trade issues with such major companies as Goldman Sachs, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

He is a much-quoted author and essayist on the subjects of globalization, international trade, U.S. economics, European-American relations and U.S.-Russian relations. He has been cited by Thomas Friedman in The New York Times and in his book Hot Flat and Crowded, Roubini Global Economics, YaleGlobal Online, Foreign Affairs’ Academic Update and American Foreign Policy Interests.

He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and The Globalist. He has been interviewed by CNBC Television, National Public Radio, CBS Radio, The Hays Advantage-Bloomberg Radio, Associated Press Radio, as well as Russian State Television. He is currently writing a book on how globalization has changed American politics.

Mr. Goldberg represented the United States Department of State at the International Conference on International Relations and Problems of Globalization in St. Petersburg, Russia where he delivered the opening address.

He was a member of President Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Network Team for the 2008 Presidential election and was a member of Senator John Kerry’s Russia and CIS Policy Team during the 2004 United States presidential election. In addition he testified at the United States Senate on matters relating to International Trade.

Mr. Goldberg has lectured at numerous prestigious institutions, including CEDEP/INSEAD, New York City’s 92nd Street Y, University of Pisa, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Kennan Institute, Harriman Institute of Columbia University, New School, Louisiana State University, European Union Study Center of the City University of New York, and the Weissman Center for International Business.

Previously he founded and served as President of F.J. Elsner North America Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Vienna, Austria, where he created a unique financing strategy that allowed the firm to become one of the leading companies exporting U.S. agricultural products.

He also served as vice president for international marketing and principal for L.B. International, a subsidiary of the Chilewich Group, one of the foremost U.S. trading companies doing business with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Articles by Edward Goldberg

When the Talent Leaves

What's stopping the most talented workers from taking the elevator out of the building and hopping a plane to San Jose?

April 4, 2013

Russia, Cuba and U.S. Jobs

How are outdated trade policies holding back U.S. economic growth and job creation?

March 28, 2012

Financial Markets as the New WMDs

Why do armies and weapons pale in comparison to the financial markets as threats to a country's sovereignty?

October 28, 2011

Global Markets: America’s Fourth Branch of Government

Will the globalized marketplace force reforms to the U.S. political system?

August 11, 2011

America’s Enduring Advantages

How will the United States deal with the fissures created by globalization and meritocracy?

July 4, 2011

The Networking of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Importance of Europe

Why is the U.S.-EU relationship by far the most important bilateral partnership in the world?

May 25, 2011

The Networking of U.S. Foreign Policy

How are the realities of globalization forcing the United States to adopt a new foreign policy?

April 27, 2011

Libya, Globalization and Oil

How has the United States surrendered some of its sovereignty to the oil markets?

April 4, 2011

President Obama, Declare Independence from Oil

Why is now the right time to free the United States from Middle Eastern oil?

March 18, 2011

China, the Middle East Revolution and the U.S. Counter-Revolution

How did the Beijing Olympics act as a catalyst for the revolutions sweeping the Middle East?

March 2, 2011

Who Lost Egypt?

Did America lose Egypt? Or did China — and what China represents — gain Egypt?

February 11, 2011

When China Challenged America to Catch Mice

Has the United States ceded the art of pragmatism to the Chinese?

January 20, 2011

Using American Exceptionalism to Block Change

By constantly invoking American exceptionalism, are U.S. conservatives actually serving to make America less exceptional?

December 15, 2010

The United States’ New Cold War

How is today's "cold war" not a war of containment, but a war of economic growth?

November 29, 2010

The United States’ Identity Crisis

Why does the United States stand at a crossroads in its effort to redefine its position in the international marketplace?

September 6, 2010

Ending Gridlock in the U.S. Senate

How might the current gridlock in the U.S. Senate eventually be resolved?

March 26, 2010

Nixon, China, Clinton and NAFTA

What is NAFTA's role in the new world economy?

July 9, 2008

Vladimir Monroe and the Failure of Leadership

Are Russian foreign policy interests relying on outdated models?

December 22, 2004

U.S.-Russia Relations — Noblesse Oblige

Are U.S.-Russia relations still mainly shaped by a Cold War mindset?

September 28, 2003

Madison Versus Bush

Where do checks and balances and the rights of the individual fit into U.S. foreign policy?

May 19, 2003