Rory Stewart OBE
Rory Stewart has been an academic, writer, adventurer, politician and diplomat. After a brief time in the Army and the diplomatic service, he walked 6000 miles on a 21-month trek across Asia, was the acting governor of a province in Iraq, established an NGO in Afghanistan and was appointed a Professor at Harvard, and wrote a number of books before entering Parliament. He served as a minister in a number of departments and was a cabinet minister before his bid to be Prime-Minister. He is now President of the non-profit GiveDirectly.
His walk across Afghanistan shortly after the US invasion is described in his award-winning New York Times bestseller, The Places In Between.His books have sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 13 languages. He has made a number of documentaries and he also Co-presents (with Alastair Campbell) the UK’s leading political podcast and his Podcast The Rest is Politics.