About

Chris Langdon is co-author of the 'Thinking the Unthinkable' study along with Nik Gowing. He is the Founder-Director of Reconciliation through Film, currently being established as a non-profit exploring the creative use of communications to help conflict resolution.

Chris was Managing Director of the Oxford Research Group (ORG) from 2010-2014, where he also directed the Israel Strategic Forum, for ORG from 2012-14. Chris has also worked extensively on questions of political reform in Europe with a focus on the Western Balkans. He directed the Communicating Europe project for the European Stability Initiative from 2007-2010. As Associate Director of the Wilton Park Centre he chaired over 50 international conferences and workshops and directed two documentaries: Bosnia Story and Mitrovica, Chronicle of A Death Foretold? They are the precursors of the reconciliation through film approach, using documentary films to open-up conversations on difficult issues. His TV career jobs include: Europe Editor for the launch of APTV (1994-1996). His BBC roles from 1986-1994 included; Senior Foreign Affairs Producer, and Eastern Europe producer during the fall of communism. He was a researcher at London Weekend TV, principally on the Weekend World political programme (1980-1986). He joined ITN as a Trainee in 1978. He studied geography at Oxford University.