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Ian Williams Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Williams has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the communications industry

His books include "Political and Cultural Perception of George Orwell British and American Views" and "UNTold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War."

    NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Ian Williams with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Williams celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A talented writer, broadcaster, speaker and associate professor at the Bard Center for Global and International Studies at New York University's Boricua College, Mr. Williams was initially interested in the arts, entertainment and communication industry at the age of eight. Writing his very first play and reading avidly, he was always surrounded by books, which he says has been the key to his success. A former UN consultant, rail worker and union official, he spent 13 years on the railways following his suspension from his college for protesting South African investments. Indeed, Mr. Williams had the opportunity to interview the person who blacklisted him while working for The Independent.

During his career, Mr. Williams spent time as the vice president and president of the United Nations Correspondents Association in the U.S., was prominent in the UK Labour Party and a speechwriter for Neil Kinnock, the former leader of the Party. He has also served as a judge and vice president of the Foreign Press Association and chair of the New York branch of the UK Labour Party International. Likewise, Mr. Williams has been a member of the New York Working Families Party, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the London Press Club, the Foreign Press Association, among others.

Graduating from Liverpool University in England with honors in 1973, Mr. Williams later earned a Nuffield Fellowship in 1983, where he had the opportunity to conduct a study on Indian unions. While in the country, he began writing for The Guardian and several other newspapers. Once he returned home in England after completing his study, Mr. Williams' career in writing really began to take off.

Some of Mr. Williams' books have included "Political and Cultural Perception of George Orwell British and American Views" in 2017, "UNTold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War" in 2017 and "Tequila, A Global History" in 2015. He has also contributed chapters to several books by other editors as well as articles for many professional publications and magazines. Aspiring to write more books, Mr. Williams just resumed his project on American loyalists as well as a novel set in Central Asia.

Born in Liverpool, Mr. Williams came to the U.S. in 1989. The proud father of three sons, all of whom also happen to be avid readers, he is one of seven siblings. The recipient of a 2012 Founders Award from the United Nations Correspondents Association, a 1995 New York Film Award and a 1986 Liverpool Press Club Prize, Mr. Williams has been cited in every edition of Who's Who in American since 2001 and several editions of Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in the Media and Communication.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ian Williams has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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