About Julian Stern
Julian Stern is openDemocracy's Executive Director.
He has worked as a BBC radio journalist and for Informa Telecoms & Media as a writer, editor and manager. He has lived and worked in West Africa as well as the USSR/Russia. He holds a BA in Russian & Soviet Studies from the University of Birmingham and an MA in Contemporary History & Politics from Birkbeck College in London.
Articles by Julian Stern
Julian Stern (oD): One issue unlikley to have been on Gordon Brown's and Nicolas Sarkozy's agenda last week was prison construction - but it might have been useful if it was. A recent BBC report has suggested the advice from the governor of Europe's largest prison, near Paris, would be simple: don't build big prisons.