Howard Burton is a documentary filmmaker and the author of 5 books: Pandemic Perspectives: A filmmaker’s journey in 10 essays; Exceptionally Upsetting: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it; First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute; Letters From Languedoc; Burning Down UNESCO: A Guide to Innovative Fundraising.

He is also the creator of the Ideas Roadshow Conversations series (100 books) and the Ideas Roadshow Collections series (20 books). Howard holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy and was the Founding Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He lives in France.