Bill Emmott

Author and Former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Participated in: 2014, 2015 Summer General Programs

Bill Emmott is an English journalist and consultant best known for his period (1993-2006) as Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. In April 2016 the Government of Japan awarded him the "Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon". He has also written 12 books and worked on two documentary feature films, on Italy and the European Union, and co-founded an educational charity, The Wake Up Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers facing Western societies and their values through film, debates and school courses, which launched a Wake Up Europe! initiative in October 2015. His next book, "The Fate of the West", will be published in April 2017 by Profile Books in the UK, in May 2017 by Public Affairs in the US, and June 2017 by Nikkei Publishing in Japan.