Peter Frankopan - one of the world's leading historians of both the past and the future - Peter Frankopan is author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World explaining the importance of One Belt One Road, the Silk Road of the future. ... [more]
General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO has had a distinguished career, serving in numerous high-profile and difficult roles requiring operational leadership, strategic insight and unfailing judgement.
Garry Kasparov has successfully defended his title more times than any other chess champion of modern times. He speaks eloquently both on chess and his political and economic views relating to his Russian homeland.... [more]
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown - served as UK Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the UN, as Deputy Secretary-General, former Vice President at the World Bank & Chief of Staff, UN Secretary General.... [more]
Jim Murphy speaker and former Cabinet Minister, former leader of the Scottish Labour Party and Parliamentarian voted the most effective Minister in government by politicians of all parties from the House of Commons and House of Lords.... [more]
Vitali Vitaliev - 'The Russian Bill Bryson' - was the first investigative journalist in the old Soviet Union, he was forced to defect from the USSR in 1990 - the result of his courageous investigations into Soviet organised crime. Outstandingly witty... [more]