Brian Brivati

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Brian Leopoldo Brivati[1] is a British historian. He was a professor of contemporary history[2] at Kingston University and worked as a director of the John Smith memorial trust from 2008 to 2012.[3]

His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, the Financial Times, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, New Statesman, Progress, the Fabian Review and Parliamentary Brief.[2] Brivati has appeared as a political commentator on BBC Radio 4.[4]

Brivati is a specialist in designing and delivering professional development, leadership and bespoke training programmes for government, NGOS, the private sector and overseas clients.[citation needed] He also works as a special adviser to politicians, government departments and civil society organisations in Central and Eastern Europe, Iraq and other Middle East countries.[citation needed]

Brivati's academic career evolved from public policy, political history and biography into the teaching of Human Rights.[citation needed] His research interests are focussed on the interface between human rights and cyber security, the evolving nature of conflict, and the place of genocide and crimes against humanity in contemporary politics.[citation needed] Before joining PGI, he was Professor of Human Rights and Life Writing at Kingston University and is still a visiting Lecturer there.[citation needed]

He is academic director of the PGI Cyber Academy[5] and an adviser to Cleave and Co,[citation needed] and co-chair of the Kurdish Genocide UK advisory council.[citation needed] He also sits on the editorial boards of Total Politics and the IPPR Journal.[citation needed] Brivati is a frequent contributor to print and broadcast media and a keynote and guest lecturer on a range of topics in the UK and abroad.[citation needed]

Brivati is a director of The Stabilisation and Recovery Network.[6][7][8][9]


  • Brivati, Brian, ed. (22 February 2022). Losing Afghanistan: The Fall of Kabul and the End of Western Intervention. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78590-732-6.
  • Brivati, Brian (20 July 2021). Icarus: The Life and Death of the Abraaj Group. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78590-722-7.
  • Brivati, Brian (2021). Arif Naqvi's Abraaj Group & the Geopolitics of Karachi Electric. Vanguard Books. ISBN 978-969-402-642-8.
  • Brivati, Brian (2007). The End of Decline: Blair and Brown in Power. Politico's. ISBN 978-1-84275-171-8.
  • Bale, Tim; Brivati, Brian (11 September 2002). New Labour in Power: Precedents and Prospects. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-68114-3.
  • Brivati, Brian; Heffernan, Richard, eds. (8 May 2000). The Labour Party: A Centenary History. Springer. ISBN 978-0-230-59558-3.
  • Brivati, Brian (1999). Lord Goodman. Richard Cohen Books. ISBN 978-1-86066-156-3.
  • Brivati, Brian (1996). Hugh Gaitskell. Richard Cohen Books. ISBN 978-1-86066-073-3.
  • Brivati, Brian; Buxton, Julia; Seldon, Anthony, eds. (1996). The Contemporary History Handbook. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-4836-4.
  • Brivati, Brian (September 1990). "Campaign for democratic socialism". Contemporary Record. 4 (1): 11–12. doi:10.1080/13619469008581098.
  • Brivati, Brian (8 January 2007). "The Blair audit: war, human rights, liberalism". openDemocracy.
  • Brivati, Brian (14 March 2014). "Tony Benn obituary". the Guardian.
  • "Brian Brivati, Author at New Statesman". New Statesman.
  • "Brian Brivati Articles". Progress Archives. Progressive Britain.
  • "Brian Brivati". Dissent.
  • "Brian Brivati". Euston Manifesto.


  1. ^ "Brian Leopoldo BRIVATI personal appointments". Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Brian Brivati". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Brian Brivati, Director". John Smith Memorial Trust. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Whatever became of Sid?". Analysis. BBC Radio 4. 17 April 2005. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2023. British Gas plc
  5. ^ Cyber Security, Cultural Security and the Cyber Gap: Lessons from Middle Eastern Policy Makers Cultural Security: Concepts and Applications - Prof. Dr. Brian Brivati Academic Director, PGI Cyber Academy
  6. ^ "brian brivati director". The Stabilisation and Recovery Network. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  7. ^ "THE TEAM". Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Radhika BHAGAT personal appointments". Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  9. ^ "RHADIKA BHAGAT". Islington Gazette. Retrieved 12 January 2023.