Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 21 Jun - Thu 26 Jun, 2014

Edward Mortimer Edward Mortimer (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Most Recently Attended: (2014)
Europe's future: 1814, 1914 - or something completely different?

Edward MORTIMER, United Kingdom Edward Mortimer [Senior Program Advisor] launched Salzburg Global's Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Initiative in 2009 while serving as senior vice president and chief program officer at Salzburg Global Seminar. He joined Salzburg Global in 2007 after working eight years in New York as chief speechwriter and director of communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He has spent much of his career as a journalist, first with The Times of London, where he developed an expertise in Middle East affairs, and later with The Financial Times, where he was the main commentator and columnist on foreign affairs. He has also served as a fellow and/or faculty at several institutions, including Oxford University, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and the University of Warwick. Additionally, he has held positions on the governing bodies of several non-governmental organizations, including Chatham House and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, His publications include Faith and Power: the Politics of Islam (1982), The World that FDR Built (1989) and People, Nation, State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism (co-edited with R. Fine, 1999). He also edited We The Peoples: A UN for the 21st Century, a collection of Kofi Annan's speeches (2014). Mr. Mortimer is now a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford-the university from which he received an M.A. in modern history-and continues to serve Salzburg Global as senior program advisor.

Media files from Edward Mortimer

BBC Trust review of impartiality in the BBC coverage of the Arab Spring

BBC Trust review of impartiality in the BBC coverage of the Arab Spring

Roundtable Discussion on Innovation (Part II)

Setting the Context: Key Driving Forces and Critical Issues