Humphrey Hawksley
journalist; author, Man on Ice, Asian Waters and The Third World War; Asia specialist

Humphrey Hawksley is a leading broadcaster, author and commentator on global affairs whose award-winning work with the BBC has taken him all over the world. In Asia, he has been posted to Delhi, Colombo, Manila, Hong Kong and Beijing and is the author of the internationally-acclaimed world conflict series, comprising the best-selling Dragon Strike, Dragon Fire and The Third World War.

His first ever event at the Battle of Ideas was in 2009 with the publication of his controversial Democracy Kills: What’s So Good About Having the Vote.His latest non-fiction book is Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Asia-Pacific and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion on which he has spoken at think-tanks and universities in North America and the U.K.

Humphrey is also the author of best-selling international political action thrillers. The latest, Man on Ice (October 3 2019), is set on the US-Russian border. Its sequel, Man on Edge (November 29 2019), is set on the Norway-Russian border.

He is a patron of the Treloar Trust, the enables education for disabled young people and a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the National Liberal Club, The Front Line Club, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the National Union of Journalists.


Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Auditorium 2
Can we stop World War III?