Nik Gowing, International Broadcast Journalist

Nik Gowing was a main presenter for the BBC's international 24-hour news channel BBC World News from 1996 until 2013 when he began reducing his purely presenting role. He has presented The Hub, BBC World Debates, and Dateline London, plus location coverage of major global stories.

For 18 years, he worked at ITN where he was Bureau Chief in Rome and Warsaw and Diplomatic Editor for Channel Four News (1988-1996). He has been a member of the councils of Chatham House (1998–2004), the Royal United Services Institute (2005–present), and the Overseas Development Institute (2007-present), the board of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (1996-2005), and the advisory council at Wilton Park (1998-present). In 1994, he was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Barone Centre in the JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

His peer-reviewed study at Oxford University, Skyful of Lies and Black Swans, predicts and identifies the new vulnerability, fragility and brittleness of institutional power in the new all-pervasive public information space. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary degree (DLitt) from the University of Exeter.