People of Long Now

Roman Krznaric

Long Now Research Fellow

Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher whose internationally bestselling books, including Empathy, Carpe Diem Regained, and How Should We Live?, have been published in more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World, has been described by U2's The Edge as 'the book our children's children will thank us for reading'.

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.

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.

He is proud to be Long Now member number 8615.

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