Peter Frankopan
9/12/2021
29/7/2022
Peter Frankopan: Head of Global History at Oxford University & Author of ‘Silk Roads’

Our latest guest has been described as one of the ‘World’s Top 50 Thinkers’, is a Sunday Times bestselling author for his epic work ‘Silk Roads: A New History of the World’, is responsible for the prophetic article in December 2019 where he predicted a pandemic’s likely arrival, and has managed all this around his day job as the Professor of Global History at Oxford University.

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Our latest guest has been described as one of the ‘World’s Top 50 Thinkers’, is a Sunday Times bestselling author for his epic work ‘Silk Roads: A New History of the World’, is responsible for the prophetic article in December 2019 where he predicted a pandemic’s likely arrival, and has managed all this around his day job as the Professor of Global History at Oxford University.

In this fast-paced, far-reaching conversation, Peter demonstrates his terrific understanding of both the past and present, offering his perspectives about the future of our world. The discussion begins with his reflections on this pandemic, then moves to what we can learn from looking at the world’s changing order through a wider lens. He weighs the competing forces of a rising China, the West jockeying for position, the continuing role of religion and Russia’s dealing with “a weak hand”.

He offers his perspective and some optimism in light the abundant worries of military conflict in Taiwan, as well as the ongoing China/US spats. He also speaks about the role of education in driving growth, and where he believes some of the more compelling investment opportunities lie.Finally Peter offers some great advice to us all about learning and the necessity of grit!

Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He is also Associate Director of the Programme for Silk Roads Studies at King's College, Cambridge. He's a regular contributor to the press, writing for the likes of the New York Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. He achieved widespread acclaim for 'Silk Roads: A New History of the World', which was named as the Daily Telegraph's History Book of the Year 2015, achieving #1 position in the Sunday Times Non-Fiction charts in the UK (as well as topping the non-fiction charts in China, India and other countries).

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