Jared Diamond

Professor & Author

Jared Diamond has been called ‘the master storyteller of the human race’. He is professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, who speaks 12 languages, and his work has been enormously influential in the fields of anthropology, economics, biology, ornithology, ecology, geography and history. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, one of TIME’s best non-fiction books of all time, and Collapse, a #1 international bestseller. Jared has transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall.

Now in the third book of this monumental trilogy, Upheaval – how nations cope with crisis and change he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis. Given what is happening with Brexit, this could not be more timely.  Jared shows us how countries as diverse as Japan, Chile, Indonesia and Germany have survived major upheavals through a process of self-appraisal and adaptation similar to the ways in which individuals learn to cope with personal trauma.