George FitzHerbert is a scholar, traveller and writer. He has worked as a journalist with the BBC World Service, as a Lecturer in Tibetan Studies at Oxford University, and as a ghost-writer in areas of religion, ethics and politics. Prominent public figures with whom he has worked include HH the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. His most recent academic research, conducted under the auspices of a European Research Council-funded project at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, is on Tibetan-Chinese relations in the 18th and 19th centuries. He lives in Andhra Pradesh, southern India.