Lionel Barber has lectured widely on US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe. As editor, Lionel has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including US President Barack Obama and Premier Wen Jiabao of China.
Martin Wolf is one of the UK’s foremost economists. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. Martin’s most recent publications are The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Have Still to Learn—from the Financial Crisis (Penguin Press, 2014), “Why Globalization Works” (Yale University Press, 2004), and “Fixing Global Finance” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008 and Yale University Press, 2009). His FT.com blog is Martin Wolf’s Exchange.
Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
Gideon became chief foreign affairs commentator for the FT in July 2006 after a 15 year career at The Economist. A renowned commentator and author, his recently published book: “Zerosum world: Politics, power and prosperity after the crash”, looks at issues that have affected the global economy. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation. Gideon writes the FT’s The World blog on international affairs.
Chief Political Commentator
Philip Stephens is an associate editor of the Financial Times and the newspaper’s Chief Political Commentator. He has been the FT’s economics editor, political editor and editor of the UK edition.
Chris leads the reporting of economics in the newspaper and on FT.com. He covers international economic trends and the British economy as well as contributing to FT.com’s Money Supply blog. He won the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism in 2008.