Gordon Brown is former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom serving from 2007 to 2010. He is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Chair of the Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative of the World Economic Forum, and Distinguished Global Leader in Residence of New York University. He has recently completed a research project on globalisation and education at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and co-chairs a High Level Panel on Global Education with Graça Machel. Before his premiership, he was the longest-serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in modern history, serving from 1997 to 2007. He was the Labour MP for for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, formerly Dumferline East, from 1983 to 2015 and is the author of several books and holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh.