We are witnessing a global geo-economic transformation centered on the rise of emerging markets, the growth of a new global middle class, rapid urbanization, and unprecedented physical and technological connectivity. In a world where 85% of the world’s population lives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the centers of gravity in these emerging markets are reshaping the global landscape.

Co-located in Abu Dhabi and Washington, DC, emerge85 works with a network of collaborators, thinkers, experts, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers, and other stakeholders in the ‘85 world’ to explore the political, economic, and social shifts taking place.


The Delma Institute

The Delma Institute studies change and its political, social, economic, and security impact. In a region beset by uncertainty, Delma works to mitigate risks and capture opportunities by providing advisory services to governments and corporates. Through interdisciplinary analysis that combines tested approaches and practical tools, Delma assists clients in navigating complex environments and identifying opportunities in West Asia and North Africa.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Foreign Policy Institute

For more than 70 years, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum, delivered across campus locations on three continents, is grounded in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, and prepares students to address the multifaceted challenges facing the world today.

Housed within Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Foreign Policy Institute was established in 1980 to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organises research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia. The Foreign Policy Institute supports and hosts emerge85.