Ian Morris

Ian Morris

Speaker Tom Morris historian and keynote speaker

Speaker:

IAN MORRIS

 Stanford Historian and Author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Where America Stands

Topics:

The Rise of the East: What to Worry About–and What to Welcome

When We’re Not Number One: What to Expect from the 21st Century

Globalization and Instability: The Lessons of History

Five Hundred Years of War, Peace, and Business

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Where America Stands

Five Thousand Years of Rolling Back the State


Keynote speaker Ian Morris is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries…and what comes next. His latest book, “Why the West Rules…For Now”, asks how geography and natural resources have shaped the distribution of wealth and power around the world across the last 20,000 years and how they will shape our future.

A professor of history at Stanford University, Morris has written or edited eleven other books. He has appeared on numerous television shows and his prizes and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. His teaching includes classes on world history, ancient Greece, slavery, and archaeology.

Speaker Ian Morrison

The Rise of the East: What to Worry About–and What to Welcome

When We’re Not Number One: What to Expect from the 21st Century

Globalization and Instability: The Lessons of History

Five Hundred Years of War, Peace, and Business

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Where America Stands

Five Thousand Years of Rolling Back the State