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Timothy Garton Ash

Director, European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University

Professor Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Gerd Bucerius Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary History at Oxford University in the UK.

He has written extensively about the recent history and politics of Europe.

Mr. Garton Ash’s books include “The Polish Revolution: Solidarity,” “The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe,” “We the People: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague” and “History of the Present: Essays, Sketches and Despatches from Europe in the 1990s.”

Most recently, he wrote “Free World: Why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time.”

He has also received numerous honors and awards for distinguished scholarships including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Order of Merit from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic and an honorary doctorate from St. Andrew’s University, the oldest University in Scotland.

He frequently writes for leading newspapers and magazines and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

His current research interests include the relationship between an enlarged European Union, the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world, approaches to the near East and the shaping of European identity.

Articles by Timothy Garton Ash