Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster. She is founder and CEO of chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit based in London, Beijing, Delhi and Sao Paolo. She has reported from China, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has written and presented several documentaries for BBC. Before founding chinadialogue she was a writer and/or editor for a number of publications, including the Sunday Times, the Independent, the New Yorker and the Guardian, and a presenter for BBC Radios 3 and 4. She has authored and co-authored several books and holds honorary doctorates from Bradford and Stirling Universities.