Ian Morris is Professor of Classics and a senior fellow of the Archaeology Centre at Stanford University. He has published thirteen books, including Why the West Rules—For Now (2010), War! What is it Good For? (2014), and most recently Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve (2015). He has directed archaeological digs in Greece and Italy, has held visiting professorships in anthropology, archaeology, business, international studies, and psychology, and is a contributing editor at Stratfor, a strategic forecasting company. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute. At Stanford, he has served as senior associate dean of humanities and sciences, chair of the Classics department, and director of the Archaeology Centre, and has won a dean’s award for excellence in teaching.