Journalist & News Anchor
Stephen Sackur, the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News’ flagship current affairs interview programme, has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986. Broadcasting across BBC World News, BBC News Channel and BBC World Service, Stephen has interviewed many high-profile guests. In November 2010, Stephen was awarded the ‘International TV Personality of the Year Award’ by the Association of International Broadcasters.
Before taking over HARDtalk, Stephen was based in Brussels for three years as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent.
Prior to this, Stephen was the BBC’s Washington Correspondent from 1997-2002. With a keen interest in politics, he has interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, covered the 2000 US Presidential Elections, the Lewinsky scandal and Clinton impeachment trial. He led the BBC's coverage of 9/11 from Washington DC.
Stephen was BBC Middle East Correspondent in both Cairo (from 1992 to 1995) and Jerusalem (from 1995 to 1997), covering the Oslo peace process, and the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Stephen is a graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities and has honorary doctorates from Warwick University and the Geneva School of International Diplomacy.
His book 'On the Basra Road' was published in 1991.
05 December 2022 | 09:45 | THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF SPACE
- How can we strengthen international law for the use of space?
- Is the work of UNOOSA and COPOUS being undermined by the return of the space race?
- As strategic capabilities become economic opportunities how do we balance fair use with the protection of economically and strategically vital space assets?
05 December 2022 | 14:30 | SPACE SUSTAINABILITY VERSUS SUSTAINABILITY OF SPACE
- Building the dialogue for a new space accord
- How do we balance the economic viability of the space economy with the maintenance of the space environment?
- Is regulation effective or even possible and space access technology and cost barriers are erased?
- In the longer term, is a sustainable space environment the only route to prevent space from becoming too expensive again?
- Will there be a ’CFC moment’ in space which will trigger a moratorium on space debris?