Timothy Garton Ash is a historian, political writer and Guardian columnist. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
The author of ten books of political writing, Garton Ash has charted the transformation of
Europe over the last thirty years. His essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, and his Guardian column on international affairs is widely circulated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Garton Ash also contributes to the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and leads a major Oxford University research project built around the 13-language website freespeechdebate.com. His latest book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
In 2005, Garton Ash was listed in Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. In writing about this honour, historian Niall Ferguson noted, “Shelves are where most works of history spend their lives. But the kind of history Garton Ash writes is more likely to lie on the desks of the world’s decision makers.”