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Congratulations for Gideon Rachman for winning the European Press Prize: Commentator Award 2016. The European Press Prize is an award programme for excellence in journalism across all 47 countries of Europe. The Commentator Award is for "the commentator, columnist or editor whose work has made a decisive impact". Congratulations, Gideon!

Angus Deaton was honoured with a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to research in economics and international affairs. Congratulations Professor Sir Angus Deaton!

Malcolm Gladwell is launching his new podcast series, Revisionist History, about the "forgotten and the misunderstood moments in the past." It is produced by Panolpy. Malcolm introduces the series onThe Brian Lehrer Show. Revisionist History is a 10 part podcast series and begins on Thursday, 16 June 2016.

Over 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott. His new book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Change Money, Business, and the World (with his coauthor/son, Alex Tapscott), focuses on the technological shift that will change how the world does business — and everything else — using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin.

Eric Whitacre has been appointed the Los Angeles Master Chorale's (LAMC) first Artist-in-Residence announced by the LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. His two-year post begins in the 2016-17 season.
"Eric Whitacre is a true original," says Davidson. "His singular vision, bold concepts, powerful artistry and global reach through new technologies will impact the Los Angeles Master Chorale in myriad ways." Gershon adds, "Over the years, the LA Master Chorale has shown a deep affinity for Eric's choral works. We are pleased to expand our relationship with him in such a meaningful way."

Do challenges and problems derail your creative process? Watch Tim Harford's recent TED talk, How messy problems can inspire creativity, on how distractions make us more creative. Sometimes called ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell’, Tim offers a distinctive blend of storytelling, humour and intelligence.

August 2016
Adam S. PosenJapan
Atul Gawande, M.D.Singapore
JB StraubelItaly
Don TapscottThailand
Daniela RusChina
Kenneth CukierDenmark
September 2016
Bre PettisGermany
Don TapscottChina
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom and Finland
Chris AndersonKorea
Adrian WooldridgeSwitzerland
Daniela RusHong Kong
Wolfgang MünchauGermany
Alan RusbridgerSwitzerland
Sian BeilockFrance
Michael PettisUnited Kingdom
Paul KrugmanAustria
Tyler CowenPeru
John MicklethwaitUnited Kingdom
Jeffrey GoldbergHong Kong
Patrick DixonTurkey and Spain
Robert J. GordonHong Kong
October 2016
Tim HarfordSingapore
Gillian TettDenmark
John B. TaylorKorea
Kevin AshtonIndia
Eric WeinerPortugal
Professor Sir Angus DeatonSwitzerland, Scotland and France
Alex TapscottSwitzerland
Bruce SchneierAustralia and Czech Republic
Don TapscottKorea
Alex TapscottFinland
Brian MuirheadUnited Kingdom
Patrick DixonHungary
Paul KrugmanKorea
Robert J. BarroKorea
Tom KelleyBrazil and Korea
Amy ChuaFinland
November 2016
Juan EnriquezUnited Arab Emirates
Daniela RusSweden
Joi ItoItaly
Tom KelleySpain
Malcolm GladwellUnited Arab Emirates
Gideon RachmanBelgium
Radek SikorskiGermany
Philip E. TetlockUnited Arab Emirates
Kevin AshtonAustralia
Kenneth CukierFinland and Germany
Chris AndersonAustralia
December 2016
Alan RusbridgerNetherlands
Kevin SlavinFrance
Paul KrugmanIndia
Patrick DixonBelgium
January 2017
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
February 2017
Robert KaganSwitzerland
Tom KelleyIndia
March 2017
Philip SheppardGermany
Sian BeilockNorway
Adam S. PosenGermany