Independent writer and consultant, Bill Emmott was editor of The Economist from 1993 to 2006, leading the newspaper to more than double its circulation. A visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, he is also chairman of The Wake Up Foundation, a non-profit association founded with the Italian film director Annalisa Piras, whose purpose is to document and analyze the decline of Western societies. The collaboration has resulted in the documentary Girlfriend in a Coma (2013) and The Great European Disaster Movie on the crisis of the European Union (2015). Author of 13 books, he writes regularly for La Stampa, The Financial Times and other international newspapers. His latest book is The Fate of the West (2017). He is a member of the advisory board of Riparte il Futuro.