Ian Morris

Historian and Archaeologist , Stanford University

Ian Morris teaches at Stanford University, where he has won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and served as Senior Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences. He has excavated archaeological sites in Britain, Greece, and Sicily. He studies long-term global history, asking what the patterns of the past tell us about the future. His fifteen books include the prize-winning Why the West Rules—For Now and the most recent, Geography is Destiny: Britain and the World, a 10,000-Year History. In addition to his books, he has published numerous essays. His research has been funded by the Carnegie and Guggenheim Foundations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Geographic Society.