Wills Financial Group Hosts Award-Winning Political Analyst Evan Osnos

November 2020

On November 21, 2020, we were proud to host our first virtual event, “Evan Osnos: Inside the New World Order.” Osnos is an award-winning political analyst, China specialist, and New Yorker staff writer. His book, “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China,” won the 2014 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

We knew that our clients would benefit from hearing Osnos’ informed perspectives on how the global landscape is changing. In particular, his insight on China’s evolving role — and its complex relationship with the U.S. — is valuable at a time when so much misinformation exists. We were pleased that more than 100 individuals and families joined us for his talk.

Discussing the Geopolitical and Economic Landscape
During our event, Osnos discussed Chinese dynamics, as well as geopolitical and economic implications of November’s election results. He shared sage observations and a gift for storytelling that made the evening quite entertaining. With Martha Merritt, Ph.D. as our moderator, the informative conversation flowed. Dr. Merritt is Dean of International Education at the University of Richmond and a political scientist with a doctorate in Russian politics from Oxford University.

In addition to Osnos’ prepared remarks, he answered numerous, wide-ranging questions from our clients — covering topics from China to the U.S. presidential election.

Looking Ahead
As domestic and global dynamics shift ever more quickly, we will continue to find new ways to inform and educate clients. Our goal is to help the individuals and families we serve find the insights they need to feel confident in their futures — no matter what may lie ahead.