Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating first in his year before turning to the law. Jamie writes and speaks about technology – from AI to Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality- and politics.
He is the author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), an Evening Standard Book of the Year, a Prospect Book of the Year, and a Guardian Book of the Day.
Jamie speaks worldwide about digital technology and its impact on politics, economics, and morality. He is as happy discussing AI and blockchain as he is speaking about the future of politics, economics, and law. Recent and forthcoming engagements include events at Microsoft, Google, Harvard, Stanford, the British Academy, the Royal Society of Arts, the Financial Times Weekend Festival, The Times Cheltenham Book Festival, Seattle Town Hall, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
Jamie is one of the most accomplished speakers of his generation. He was ranked the best schools-level debater in the world, and became the second commoner in English history to speak at the opposition dispatch box of the House of Lords. At Oxford, he was adjudged to delivered the best speech at the Oxford Union in the university year. Upon being called to the Bar of England and Wales, he was awarded the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn’s most prestigious advocacy prize. By the age of 21 he had written speeches for US Senators and British MPs.