Simon Reid Henry
Simon Reid-Henry is the author, most recently, of EMPIRE OF DEMOCRACY: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War (Simon & Schuster/John Murrays/Doubleday, 2019). A leading scholar of our political present, his expertise ranges across history, law, economics and politics. Simon’s talks are informed and up to date, and delivered with his trademark wit (which may be soft or acerbic as the topic befits). Simon is an accomplished journalist, with cover stories for the likes of the New Statesman and bylines in The Guardian, The Economist, The Times, The Independent on Sunday and in magazines like 1843. The author of bestselling political biographies and riveting historical analyses, he brings a decade and a half of experience lecturing and presenting to audiences at Cambridge, Yale, Harvard and elsewhere. He has engaged with a wide variety of audiences: from small groups, to NGOs, and in larger venues such as the Royal Geographical Society and the South Bank Centre. Simon is a particularly good choice for talks on the state of politics today, on global trends and their national consequences, and on the human dramas through which the deeper transformations of our times come alive.