RAMIN JAHANBEGLOO Born 1956, Iran. Currently lectures in Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics at the University of Toronto.
ISAIAH BERLIN Born 1909, Lithuania. In 1916 he moved with his family to Petrograd. In 1921 his family moved to England. Educated at St Paul s School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Thereafter he remained at Oxford, where he held Fellowships at All Souls College and New College, and became Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory (1957 67) and first President of Wolfson College (1966 75). He was President of the British Academy from 1974 to 1978. He died in Oxford in November 1997. During the Second World War he was sent by the FO to New York (1941); Washington (1942 1946), Moscow (1945 6. He received many honorary degrees as well as the Erasmus , Lippincott, Jerusalem and Agnelli Prizes.