Samuel George currently serves as the Global Markets and Digital Adviser at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a research organization focused on strengthening the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Europe.
Samuel initially joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in 2012 as a Latin America Specialist working with the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Global Economic Dynamics project. Highlights of this work include the introduction of the “Pacific Pumas” concept, which relates to the advancements and opportunities of key countries in Latin America, as well investigations into Brazil’s economic malaise, Argentina’s debt crisis, and the Caribbean’s growth strategies. Samuel’s studies on international economics have been cited in the Financial Times, the Economist and the Washington Post, and he continues to work closely with the Global Economic Dynamics project. Previously, Samuel served as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow from 2007-2008, researching the roots and consequences of Philadelphia’s code of silence.
Samuel holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a master’s in international economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.