Peter Frankopan Speaker

Peter Frankopan

International best-selling author, one of the world’s leading historians and senior research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford

Peter Frankopan: Biography highlights

Peter Frankopan is the international best-selling author of “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” and Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.

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Peter Frankopan’s background

He works on the history of the Eastern Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Central Asia and China. His work on the history of the Crusades as ‘overturning a millennium of scholarship’ and making ‘the most significant contribution to rethinking the origins and course of the First Crusade for a generation.’

His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the world has been described as ‘magnificent’ (Sunday Times) ‘ dazzling’ (Guardian), ‘a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world’ (Wall St Journal), ‘a treasure’ (Libre Belgique), ‘phenomenal’ (Die Welt), ‘a joy’ (Le Point) and ‘not just the most important history book in years, but the most important in decades’ (Berliner Zeitung). A New York Times Bestseller, it has topped the Non-Fiction charts all around the world, including in the UK, India and China.

His most recent book The New Silk Roads: The present and Future of the World was published in November 2018. It is a ‘masterly mapping out of a new world order’ (Evening Standard) and nothing less than ‘a state of the world address’ (The National).

He works with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) on the future of sustainable cities and on the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2017, he was appointed Senior Advisor and Academic Expert to a major project for the World Bank and Department for International Development (DFID) on Transport Corridors in South Asia. Professor Frankopan advises governments, inter-government agencies, multi-lateral institutions and corporations around the world about geopolitics. He writes regularly for the press in the UK, US, China and South Asia about international affairs.

 

 

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The World After Coronavirus: The Future of the Silk Roads | Peter Frankopan
The World After Coronavirus: The Future of the Silk Roads | Peter Frankopan
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The New Silk Road by Peter Frankopan - VPRO documentary
The New Silk Road by Peter Frankopan - VPRO documentary
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Peter Frankopan - 5 Questions About the New World
Peter Frankopan - 5 Questions About the New World
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Peter Frankopan: Global change in the 21st century
Peter Frankopan: Global change in the 21st century
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Q&A: Regional Cooperation in Central Asia in the Time of COVID-19 with Historian Peter Frankopan
Q&A: Regional Cooperation in Central Asia in the Time of COVID-19 with Historian Peter Frankopan
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