Geography is Destiny

June 21, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Center for the Study of America and the West

About the Event

How has Britain's relationship with Europe changed in the context of a globalizing world? In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald Granieri is joined by Ian Morris to discuss his new book, Geography is Destiny: Britain and the World: A 10,000-Year History. Granieri and Morris will discuss the deeper geographical and historical contexts for contemporary issues, from Brexit to relations with Beijing, considering how geography has been destiny for Britain in the ten-thousand-year story bracingly chronicled by Morris.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

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Ian Morris

Ian Morris - Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor in History at Stanford University and the author of the critically acclaimed Why the West Rules—for Now. He has published many scholarly books and has directed excavations in Greece and Italy. He lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.