Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World was described ‘not just the most important history book in years, but the most important in decades’ (Berliner Zeitung). It was named one of the Sunday Times Books of the Decade (2010-19). His latest book, The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World was awarded the Carical Prize for Social Sciences in 2019. In 2019, Peter won Germany’s Calliope Prize, and was named one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers by Prospect Magazine. His most recent book is The Earth Transformed: An Untold History that looks at the past and present through the lens of the natural environment.