• Chair, Media and Communications Department
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Media and Communications
  • MA, Balliol College, Oxford
  • Professor Tanner has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for eight years


Professor Tanner is an acclaimed producer and director of documentary films for the BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and others. His projects and awards include:

  • Saving The Disposable Ones (2011), a documentary that takes you to the heartbreaking streets of inner city Columbia, where Father Gabriel Mejia, a Catholic priest, is transforming the lives of thousands of children by providing shelter, love and Transcendental Meditation.
  • Time Team (2004), an hour-long archaeological program for the Channel Four/Discovery series, uncovered the mysteries of one of the first man-made monuments built on the British landscape.
  • Children of Vengeance (2002), a documentary for the BBC on the Arab-Israeli conflict, won the Foreign Press Association’s Story of the Year award.
  • Profits of Doom (2001), an investigation into the policies of the World Bank and IMF in developing nations, was chosen for viewing at the North South film festival.
  • Death on the Silk Road, on the effects of nuclear testing in China, won the Rory Peck Award for Journalism in 1999.
  • The Mahogany Trail (1996), on the plight of Amazonian Indians whose reserves are invaded for mahogany wood for export to foreign markets, won the Bill Travers Insight Award at the London International Environmental Film Festival.

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June 30, 2017