Mr Bill Emmott
College appointment: Honorary Fellow
Mr Bill Emmott (1975) is an alumnus, journalist, and former editor of The Economist.
Bill Emmott is a writer and consultant best known for his 13 years as editor in chief of The Economist in 1993-2006. He is now variously chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, chairman of the board of Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room Hub for Arts & Humanities, chairman of the Japan Society of the UK, chairman of the International Trade Institute, co-director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy and a member of the Comitato Scientifico of the Centro Einaudi in Turin. In 2017-18 he was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and is an Ushioda Fellow of Tokyo College, a new research institute at the University of Tokyo. Bill is the author of 14 books variously on Japan, Asia, the 20th century and Italy, and was presenter and co-author of a documentary about Italy, “Girlfriend in a Coma” (2013). His latest books were “The Fate of the West – the battle to save the world’s most successful political idea” (Profile Books, 2017), and “Japan’s Far More Female Future” (OUP 2020). In 2016 the Japanese government awarded him the “Order of the Rising Sun: Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” for services to UK-Japan relations.