John Ralston Saul is an award-winning essayist and novelist, considered Canada’s leading public intellectual. Saul has been declared a “prophet” by TIME and is included in the Utne Reader’s list of the world’s 100 leading thinkers and visionaries. Saul is the co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and 6 Degrees Citizen Space, the annual global forum on citizenship and immigration, as well as President Emeritus of PEN International. His fourteen works have been translated into twenty-eight languages in thirty-seven countries. Saul is the author of The Collapse of Globalism which predicted the 2007-2008 economic crisis years before it happened, as well as the current rise of populism and xenophobia. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France..