Daniel Finkelstein, OBE, is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times. He also sits in the House of Lords as Lord Finkelstein.
As well as his weekly political column in the comment section and his Saturday Notebook, he writes the “Fink Tank” for the Saturday paper, a statistical column on football.
Between 1997 and 2001, he was chief policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. William Hague MP and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet. In 2001, he was Conservative parliamentary candidate in Harrow West.
Between 1995 and 1997, he was Director of the Conservative Research Department in which capacity he advised Prime Minister John Major and attended meetings of the Cabinet when it sat in political session.
Daniel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the City University and joined the House of Lords in the autumn of 2013.
General David H. Petraeus, one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era, and former Director of the CIA, will be talking about the role of the military, and what it takes to be a leader in some of the most difficult and extraordinary situations.Biography