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Rory Stewart OBE

Politician, Historian, Award-Winning Writer and Documentary Maker

Rory Stewart OBE is a British politician, historian and adventurer. He is the Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border, the largest geographical constituency in England. In 2019 he led a creative and dynamic bid to be the next Prime Minister against Boris Johnson.

"A renowned thinker on global politics, development and conflict"

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In detail

Rory has previously been the Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, Minister of State for Africa in both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Department for International Development and the Minister of State and, prior to that, Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs at DEFRA. He left the cabinet in July 2019, following the election of Boris Johnson. In 2008 he was appointed as the Ryan Family Professor of the Practice of Human Rights and Director of the Carr Centre of Human Rights at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (for his work in Afghanistan), a Scottish BAFTA (for his documentary making) and honorary doctorates from Stirling University among others.

What he offers you

Rory shares with audiences his deep knowledge of history, a clear-sighted vision for the future of global security, and unparalleled experience of some of the world's toughest war zones. As such, he has led a fascinatingly broad life of public service.

How he presents

A consummate professional, Rory's charismatic ability to engage the audience as well as panel members always guarantee a very lively debate.


He presents in English.

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  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Brexit
  • Global Security
  • The Prince of the Marshes


  • 2017
    The Marshes
  • 2007
    The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
  • 2006
    The Places in Between

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