Catherine explains the economic and political constraints leaders face in responding to the recent wave of global protests.
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Catherine Kress, Vice President, is the Advisor to the Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). In this role, she is responsible for supporting the daily obligations of Thomas Donilon and contributing to the development of BII’s views on a range of geopolitical issues. Prior to joining BlackRock, Catherine worked as an analyst on Eurasia Group's Global Strategy and Analytics team, where she oversaw the firm's comparative research and drove strategic initiatives on behalf of the founder and president. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Psychology and Anthropology, Catherine completed an MSc in African Studies at Oxford University, where she was a Clarendon Scholar.