Hywel Williams is a historian, commentator, and broadcaster. His books include The Age of Chivalry: Culture and Power in Medieval Europe 950-1450; Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire; Sun Kings: A History of Kingship; Cassell’s Chronology of World History: Dates, Events and Ideas that Made History; Days that Changed the World; Guilty Men: Conservative Decline and Fall; Britain's Power Elites and The Seven Ages of Britain.
His television credits, as writer and presenter, include documentaries on David Lloyd George, Pope Benedict XV, contemporary architecture, Britain's coal industry, a six-part international history of the late 20th century, 'Promised Land'- a social and economic history of post 1945 Wales, and 'How Empires Fall', a six part series on the decline of the Roman, British, Dutch, Spanish, French and Ottoman empires.
Alanna Putze is editorial consultant at the Erasmus Forum. She oversees the development and execution of the Forum’s online publications and advises on associated communications. She has significant experience as a policy researcher and recently managed a project in cooperation with Arena and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue that examined external influences in the 2017 German elections. Alanna has also served as a European policy advisor at the US Department of Defense, where she focused on political-military policies in the Black Sea region. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Bachelor’s in Russian and International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Educated in his home-town, Tirgu-Mures, in the Transylvanian region of modern Romania, Alin is now pursuing his studies in the field of International Relations at King's College London. A keen rower and observer of contemporary politics as well as of European history, his responsibilities as Research Associate include - website development and research into programme content.