Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been named a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and dean's fellow at the Stanford Graduate School for Business. Osborne will specialize in research on international politics and the global economy.
“We are delighted to welcome George to the Stanford community,” said Jonathan Levin, the Philip H. Knight Professor and dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. “George brings deep policy and global experience to Stanford GSB, and we look forward to the lively exchanges he will conduct in meetings and in the classroom throughout the coming academic year.”
From 2010 to 2016 Osborne served as Britain's chancellor of the exchequer — one of the longest periods anyone has held the office. During that time he was a member of the National Security Council; from 2015 to 2016 he also served as Britain's first secretary of state. From 2001 to 2016, he was a Conservative member of Parliament representing the Cheshire constituency of Tatton in the House of Commons.
"With our two countries facing many shared political, economic, and national security challenges, George’s experience and perspective are a welcome addition to our remarkable fellowship,” said Hoover Institution director Tom Gilligan. “A champion of a vital alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States, his work will contribute to our body of research and our impact on public policy discussions."
“Stanford is at the heart of some of most exciting changes in our world. I hope I can bring my experience to help students of the Graduate School of Business, and the Hoover Institution navigate these changes. This is also a unique opportunity for me to connect to Stanford and the West Coast — because, whatever you've done in your life, you should never stop learning and wanting to understand the future.”
Osborne is currently the editor of the Evening Standard, London's daily newspaper and a part-time adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute. He is also the chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a not-for-profit organization he created that promotes economic development in the north of England. Until the end of this year, he is the Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership; and he is also an honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. In August 2016 Osborne was made a Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II.
About the Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy — both domestic and foreign — as well as international affairs. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned Library & Archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity and secure and safeguard peace for America and all mankind.
The article was originally published on the Hoover Institution’s website on September 20, 2017.