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Yuval Noah Harari          

Historian, Philosopher & Bestselling Author of "Sapiens"

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," as well as "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow," and "21 Lessons for the 21st Century." Harari's acclaimed writings explore the topics of free will, consciousness, intelligence, and happiness.

Harari originally specialized in world history, medieval history, and military history. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions such as: What is the relationship between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded? What ethical questions do science and technology raise in the 21st century?

Harari has met with prominent world leaders including Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Mauricio Macri, Sebastian Kurz of Austria, and Mark Zuckerberg.

In both 2009 and 2012, Harari won the prestigious Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality. In 2011, he won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for outstanding articles in military history. In 2012, he was elected to the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford specializing in world history, medieval history, and military history.

Harari lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles and has written for publications such as The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist and Nature magazine. He also offers his knowledge and time to various organizations and audiences on a voluntary basis.

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Does Trump's Rise Mean Liberalism's End? - The New Yorker

Yuval Noah Harari on the rise of Trump, and on liberalism's rise and fall and rise through the twentieth century.

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