Simon Head is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and a Senior Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is Vice President and Director of Programs for the New York Review of Books Foundation in New York City. He was a Senior and Associate Fellow at The Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University 2005-2011, and a Research Fellow at the Century Foundation in New York City, 1997-2003.
Among the conferences he has organized as Director of Programs for the New York Review of Books Foundation are: ‘Philosophy as a Humanist Discipline. A conference to Honor the Life, Work and Legacy of of Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire, and Bernard Williams’, held at Wadham College, Oxford June 22- 23 2013.
He is the author of The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in The Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Mindless: Why Smart Machines Are Making Dumber Humans (Basic Books, 2014). He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1973, and a correspondent for The Financial Times of London in South East Asia, and for the New Statesman of London in The United States.