Topics: Media
Civil Society and Social Change
Regional focus: Global
North America
Origin: Canada
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Doug Saunders is an author, journalist and consultant of Canadian and British citizenship. He is the author of the books “Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World” (2011), “The Myth of the Muslim Tide” (2012) and “Maximum Canada” (2017). Furthermore, he is the international-affairs columnist for the Canadian national newspaper The Globe and Mail and writes about the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news. He served as the paper’s London-based European bureau chief for a decade, after having run the paper’s Los Angeles bureau, and has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa.

Saunders won the National Newspaper Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions, as well as the Schelling Prize for Architectural Theory, the Donner Prize and the National Library of China Wenjin Book Award. He was a co-designer of the Germany pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which was based on his book “Arrival City”.


Last updated: 2019