Timothy Garton Ash Professor Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow and Honorary Chair of the European Studies Centre.

He has written extensively about the recent history and politics of Europe. His books include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity (1983); The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe (1989); We the People: The Revolution of '89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague (1990); In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (1993); The File: A Personal History (1997); History of the Present: Essays, Sketches and Despatches from Europe in the 1990s (1997), Free World: Why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time (2004) and, most recently, Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name (2009).

His current research interests include the future of free speech in a multicultural and interconnected world - on which he is writing a book - and the relationship between an enlarged European Union, the United States and the China.