July 24, 2018

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Date — Jul 24
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Battery Gardens

New York Pharma Forum Special July Event

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Date & Time:

Tuesday July 24, 2018

Program: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


Battery Gardens Restaurant, inside Battery Park, downtown Manhattan *The restaurant is located at the southern tip of Battery Park on the water near the Staten Island ferry terminal.

Topic: The 2018 Midterm Elections and Global Risks

Understanding policy changes, international relations and geopolitical risks has never been more critical for global executives. For this special summer program, we have invited two experts who can navigate us through the current political landscape and world order, and discuss how the 2018 midterms could affect global business. Join the New York Pharma Forum for a stimulating discussion and networking reception at the Battery Gardens in Manhattan’s Battery Park. You, your spouse and colleagues are invited to enjoy the beautiful waterfront setting and views of the New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You can relax on the terrace, meet old friends and make new acquaintances. This event is appropriate for all business people as well as anyone who is interested in current affairs so please extend the invitation.


Dr. Ian Graig, Chief Executive, Global Policy Group

Ian C. Graig, chief executive of Global Policy Group, consults with international business clients on: environmental, climate, and energy policy; automotive industry regulation; fiscal and technology policy; international trade and investment; and health and retirement policy.  Dr. Graig was a co-founder of Global Policy Group in 1995.

Dr. Graig previously was Program Manager and Senior Policy Analyst at SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute), where he worked on single-client and multi-client corporate consulting projects on a wide variety of public policy issues.  He had earlier helped direct the policy/legislative group of Tanaka Ritger & Middleton, a Washington international trade law firm, providing services to clients in the automotive, electronics, and other sectors.  Dr. Graig also worked as a United Nations observer for the United Presbyterian Church’s Office of International Affairs in New York and in the Carter-Mondale presidential campaign’s national press office in Washington.

Dr. Graig holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where he also worked at the Miller Center and as a teaching assistant for classes in foreign affairs and comparative government.  He also has a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College, and has done graduate work at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  He writes regularly for AutomotiveWorld, Automotive Megatrends Magazine, and other industry and academic publications.

Mr. John Green, Managing Director, Veracity Worldwide

John Green is head of execution for Veracity’s European and American engagements and Managing Director for the New York office. In his 20 years as a consultant, Mr. Green has built and managed world-class political and policy analysis teams, with engagements across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Prior to joining Veracity, Mr. Green was head of research for the geopolitical intelligence team at a major business advisory firm. He also spent 12 years at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, where he held a number of senior research and management positions. Mr. Green earned his BA in politics at Princeton University and his master’s in international affairs at Columbia University, and spent four years as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps.

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New York Pharma Forum thanks the following member companies for their support of this event:


  • Regular Members: Up to 2 people admitted free;
    • Additional attendees are $90 per person
  • Associate Members: $130 per person