Long Now Research Fellow
Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose internationally bestselling books, including Empathy, Carpe Diem Regained, and How Should We Live?, have been published in more than 20 languages. He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of the global emotional intelligence organization The School of Life and a Research Associate at the Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins college of art and design in London.
Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers.
After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also addicted to the medieval sport of real tennis and has a passion for making furniture.
Roman is currently working on a new book on the history and future of long-term thinking, and is especially interested in the challenges of how we extend empathy to future generations. He is proud to be Long Now member number 8615.