Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalization. His book Zero-Sum World was published in 2010 and predicted a rise in international political tensions, following the financial crisis of 2008.
Gideon Rachman was introduced by Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter's College. The event was convened by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Associate Professor of African Politics and Official Fellow of St Peter's College.