Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Professor in History at Stanford University. He was one of the founders of the Stanford Archaeology Center and has served two terms as its director. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and on world history. Dr. Morris is an award-winning author, including Why the West Rules–For Now (2010), the companion volume The Measure of Civilization (2013), and War! What is it Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots (2014). He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and has been awarded honorary degrees by De Pauw University and Birmingham University. In 2012 his work was the subject of a lengthy profile in the Chronicle of Higher Education. He delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University in 2012.