Longview Global Advisors is led by DJ Peterson—a political scientist with over 30 years of experience in social science research, public policy, business consulting, strategy, and communications.
Longview has the power to draw on an expert network of country, issue, functional, and sector experts located around the world.
DJ Peterson, PHD
Business leaders and investors rely on DJ to make sense of the global business, political, and societal trends worthy of their attention. Clients have described DJ as their "thought partner," "brain," and "knowledge coach."
DJ founded Longview in 2013 and he has worked with clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, consumer goods, energy, automotive, tech, commercial real estate, and professional services. Earlier in his 30-year career, DJ was a researcher and consultant at the Eurasia Group (a leading global affairs advisory firm), The RAND Corporation (the original strategy thinktank), and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (made popular by R.E.M.). DJ earned his BA in Soviet Area Studies and Russian from Duke University and his MA and PhD in Political Science from UCLA.
DJ frequently speaks to and writes for top-level business audiences and he has appeared on CNN, the BBC, NKK, and CNBC. He is based in Los Angeles, California.
Sophia has served as a Longview Global Advisors research assistant since 2021. Her insights connect the dots between sociopolitical trends and business thinking, especially as it relates to ESG and CSR. Clients also benefit from Sophia’s briefings on geopolitics and market trends around the world, as well as human capital and workplace developments. Her work is used in corporate thought leadership, communications, and executive positioning.
Sophia holds bachelor degrees in Political Science and Human Rights from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She wrote her honors thesis on the intersection of nationalist ideology and cultural heritage policy in Turkey. Sophia is fluent in Greek, Italian, and French. She is based in Boston.
Niklas has served as a Longview Global Advisors research consultant since 2021. His research and writing for corporate clients focuses on European politics and policy and market and business trends. Lately, this includes coverage of energy and security issues related to the war in Ukraine. Niklas also holds a position as an advisor to policymakers in the Vienna municipal government. Previously, he worked as a journalist, for the German-language edition of Forbes, among other publications.
Niklas holds a Master of Law degree from University of Vienna, a masters in European Union Studies from Leiden University, and a diploma in European and Eurasian Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna. During this time, he interned and contributed to publications for The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is based in Vienna.