Ben Judah is a daring and prolific journalist and author. He has travelled across the globe for stories, and his work has been featured in respected publications such as the New York Times, Financial Times, the Economist, and Foreign Policy. An intelligent and experienced keynote speaker, Ben can discuss domestic affairs and global changes with great detail and candor.
A daring and prolific journalist and author, Ben Judah has travelled across the globe for stories and worked as a Russia analyst for the European Council on Foreign Relations in London.
As a keynote speaker, he is well-placed to discuss domestic affairs and global changes with great detail and candour.
A regular columnist on Russian affairs and London's role as a money laundering centre, his writing is prolific in the media.
In 2016, he was shortlisted for the Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards, and his work has been featured in respected publications such as the New York Times, Financial Times, the Economist, Prospect, Standpoint and Foreign Policy.
His books have also received high acclaim - Foreign Policy cited Ben’s first book, 'Fragile Empire' (2013), as one of the ‘Top 25 Books to Read in 2013’. His second book 'This Is London' (2016) is an account of contemporary London.
He started out his career as a reporter for Reuters, covering issues in Moscow and around Russia - including the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, the 2010 Kyrgyz Revolution, and the 2011 Tunisian Revolution. After this he joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in London as a Russia analyst.
In 2010, he joined the European Council on Foreign Relations, a think-tank, as a Policy Fellow researching Putin and Russian politics, and, in 2013, he became a Visiting Fellow at the European Stability Initiative in Istanbul, researching Russo-Turkish relations.
Ben is a regular guest on CNN, BBC News and Channel 4 News and is a contributing writer for Politico Europe where he reports on Britain.
Intelligent and well-travelled, Ben brings a range of domestic and international affairs to life on the speaking circuit.