Robert Phillipson is a Professor of English in the Copenhagen Business School. His main research interests include the role of English worldwide, language policy and multilingualism in the European Union. He was awarded the UNESCO Linguapax Prize in 2010.

Robert has written and edited books on language policy, language learning, and language rights, and he is the author of Linguistic Imperialism, published by Oxford University Press.

Linguistic imperialism has been published in a local version in China, and is currently being translated into Arabic.