Gideon Rachman – chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, authoritative speaker on global political trends and international relations. Equally at home as keynoter or event chair, his popular FT columns on these issues have demonstrated an ability to provoke and to lead the debate.
Gideon Rachman has been a globally respected journalist for over 20 years. Since 2006 he has been the Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs columnist. His weekly column on international affairs is regularly one of the most-read features in the FT. His book, ‘Zero-Sum World, Power and Politics after the Crash’ addresses how international politics in the aftermath of the financial crisis is much more volatile – and sets out what can be done to break away from the crippling logic of a zero-sum world.
His popular blog on the FT covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East – and “whatever else happens to be in the news or catch his attention”.
Prior to joining the Financial Times, he spent 15 years working at The Economist in various positions, including as foreign correspondent in Washington, and as bureau chief in Brussels and Bangkok. He also was The Economist’s deputy American editor, Asia editor, Britain editor, and business section editor. He has also contributed to a book entitled Globalisation, published by the Economist Group and has written several surveys in The Economist on topics as diverse as the European Union, Indonesia, Finance in Asia, the wine industry and football.
Mr. Rachman began his journalistic career in 1984 with the BBC World Service. He has also been a contributing editor to The Washington Quarterly and has written for a wide number of publications, including the monthly current affairs and culture magazine Prospect.
From 1987 to 1988, he was a Fulbright scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs and later became a reporter for The Sunday Correspondent. Mr. Rachman was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. He is a regular guest on TV and radio, including CNN, BBC, Sky, Fox and NPR.
He is a frequently requested keynote speaker and conference facilitator for corporate audiences around the world as well as for Economist Conferences and the World Economic Forum.
His topics are varied and include most recently:
- Zero-Sum World
- US-China relations
- The Future of Globalization
- The New Age of Anxiety