John Bew is Professor of History and Foreign Policy at the War Studies Department of King's College London and has been described as the "leading British historian of generation". Having begun his career in Cambridge University, John was awarded the 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prize for International Studies and in 2013-4 became the youngest ever holder of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He is a contributing writer at the New Statesman and an experienced radio and television broadcaster. John is the author of five books including Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny (Quercus, 2011), which was a book of the year in The Wall Street Journal, The Spectator, Sunday Telegraph, Total Politics, and BBC Parliament’s Booktalk. Other books include a co-written work, Talking to Terrorists: Making Peace in Northern Ireland and the Basque Country (Columbia University Press, 2009), which was named in Foreign Policy magazine’s Global Thinkers Book Club, and the critically-acclaimed Realpolitik: A History (Oxford University Press, 2015). His most recent book is Citizen Clem: A Life of Clement Attlee (Riverrun, 2016). John was born in Belfast in 1980, educated at Cambridge, and lives in London.